September 2005 by Leonard Melman“When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” is the title to one of the world’s most famous songs, but it might also take on new meaning if a junior mining company succeeds in bringing its plans to fruition.
The Yuba County area of northern California is so rich in mining history that it should not be overlooked while exploring the potential placer mining locations. The incredible wealth that came from the myriad of placer deposits leads many to continue exploring the rivers and streams for more treasure.
Well, another year, another pile of worries. First, just as it appeared that real progress was being made in finding a solution to the seemingly intractable situation between Israel and the Palestinian people...
In Chicken I had my first experience with the famous Alaska blue clay, sometimes called the blue layer. The blue layer is where the best fine gold was to be found.
Alabama, 52,423 square miles in area, lies at the southwestern end of the Appalachian Mountains. The highest point in the state is only 2,407 feet above sea level. Summers are long and humid, whereas winters are mild.
Three former employees of a Colorado gold mine face charges of stealing more than $1.7 million in unprocessed gold, prosecutors said.
I had been looking forward to this trip since last year when the annual trip had rewarded me with a ¾-pennyweight nugget.
The Bawl Mill • From the Editor • Lode Gold in Honduras • Explosives Camp Lets Students Explore Booming Career Path • Tales of California Gold Discoveries 1st in a Series—Yankee Jim's • Picks & Pans: Perseverance Pays Off • The Best Copper Town Anywhere • Drywashing and Detecting for Eluvial Placer Gold Research is the Key to Success—Part I • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices