Here Come the MineBots
June 2004 by Rolando R. GutierrezIn March 2004, Vulcan, a mine exploring robot from the Discovery Miner Program, was shipped to the Vulture City region to investigate the conditions of an abandoned hard rock mine. The shaft was typical of the dangerous mines that are...
The Bawl Mill
• Muzzle puzzle
• America’s loss is China’s gain
The Bawl Mill
- Souvenirs to die for…
- Honey, where’s that photo of our 500-pound emerald?
- Something to write about…
Prospecting The East Fork San Gabriel Canyon, Southern California
I have found gold more than 200 feet above the river. It was not unusual for nuggets of an ounce or more to be found in these deposits, but fine gold and flakes are much more common.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Senator Reid fails mining industry
• Change you can believe in
IMF Reconsidering Gold Sales to Finance Debt
The International Monetary Fund is reconsidering selling some of its gold reserves to help finance a Western debt-relief plan for some of the world's most debt-burdened countries, a top IMF official said.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Breaking Rock the Old School Way
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
The Bawl Mill • Higher Copper Price Brings Hope, Jobs • Zeballos Gold Camp, British Columbia • Agreement Allows Pogo Mine to Resume Construction • Treasure Hawk Mine Back in Action • Oregon Dredgers Receive Threats From Environmentalists • Understanding Hard Rock Mining: Terms and Methods—Part I • Mood at Calgary Conference is Subdued, But Optomistic • Reinventing the Wheel—The Infinity-Jet • Company Notes • Endangered Species Act is a Mess • Placer Platinum • Agency Gives Initial Backing to Kensington Mine • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Brits Thwart Robbery of Gold and Cash