Happy New Year 2021!
January 2021 by Scott Harn
MMAC & PLP Update -- Rand Mining District Gets Organized
The process of updating the Rand Mining District is underway and you’ll see a Public Notice in this issue requesting interested parties to submit an application to serve on the board.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• "Scared" Indian sites and Glamis gold
• Regulatory Flexibility Act
• Miner Acquitted
• Environmentalists at it again in Oregon
• Miner owners want high court to overturn ruling
• More of the same from the EPA
Holcomb Valley Gold, Southern California
The first time I found gold in the creek here is when I decided to try a new place to drywash on a hill not far from the dirt path I was on.
Proper Assaying of Placer Samples
The whole purpose of sampling mineralized ground is to measure the values in a small volume of material that would be representative of a much larger volume of similar material. The key word is representative. Chemical and fire assaying will not accurately represent placer deposits by themselves.
Preserving the True History of the Ivanhoe
My partner had the contacts and it wasn’t long before we had an agreement in place and the company had a geologist on site. I recall a time when he was getting the lay of the land, so to speak, and he broke off a rock sample and inspected it with his magnifier.
Subtle and Not So Subtle Dangers of Hard Rock Mining
I’ve been in enough mines to know better, and I mentally kicked myself several times. That was a close call…
Gold in the Slate Creek Basin
In some areas these channels were thousands of feet wide, and just figuring out where you are in some of these diggings is a challenge.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Does steep stream bedrock act like riffles? • Ask The Experts - Where do I register a mining claim in Nevada? • Ask The Experts - Are eskers good locations for gold? • Ask The Experts - Any tips for hunting down gold veins? • Our Readers Say • Dealing With Hot Rocks and Mineralization • Principles of Designing Your Mill Production System, Part I: Starting Up • Pay Attention to the Features and Landmarks • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: All Work and No Pay • Specialized Equipment Available for Hire • Which Coil Should I Use? • Northern Dynasty To Appeal Alaska Permit Rejection • Our Old Friend, Mr. Crashbox • Resolution Copper Project To Be Reviewed By Year-End • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices