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Hog Mountain Mining, Past and Future

When you think of gold mining, you probably don’t consider Alabama to be the place to find your treasure. However, in the early 1800s, jobs were few, and the smell of gold drew men into the search. History records 13 districts in which mining was done at all stages—from pick and shovel, to an area like Hog Mountain.

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Q: Does anyone know of an electrowinning instrument that will plate (heavy plate) rhodium and iridium? I have both in solution. (Solution content = 262.9 oz/ton of iridium; 14.9 oz/ton rhodium.)
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The Curious Saga of the Jack Wade Creek Dredge


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Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

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Melman on Gold & Silver


Well, this is it, the dawning of the new Millennium. By the time you receive this issue, we will be on the threshold of a new year, decade, century and thousand years. The last people to enjoy such a time were those who lived in the year 999—but there was a staggering difference. At that time...

Detecting for Gold in Nevada


Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.

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• Barrick Gold Corp
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• World Ventures Inc
• Acadian Gold Corp
• Phelps Dodge Corp
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