John Fremont and the Gold Mines of Las Mariposas
August 2008 by Chris RalphJohn Frémont was a man whose luck regularly swung from one extreme to another. At times he seemed to be the luckiest man on earth, yet he sometimes made bad decisions that got him into a considerable amount of trouble.
Modern-day placer miners have many advantages over the prospectors of the gold rush days. Our prospectors can reap many benefits from accumulated knowledge of the last 100 to 150 years, which is a long and impressive list.
“Why is so much public land closed off to the recreational miner?”
Quebec is known throughout Canada as “La Belle Provence”—The Beautiful Province. While eastern Quebec is better-known with major cities Montreal and Quebec City, the western portion is indeed a land of lakes, forests, streams and...
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These gritty clay lines were only a quarter of an inch up to three inches wide. Once the line had been laid out, they would look at the wall of gritty clay material and seek more indicators.
Chris has been a regular contributor to the Journal for several years, and we are proud to announce that he will be joining our staff...
There are so many places in this region to discuss that one article won’t be enough to cover it all, so I’ll focus on a couple of places that we found interesting while searching for gold.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts—What questions should I ask before investing in a gold mine? • Ask The Experts—Should I choose gold, silver or mining stocks? • From the Editor • Eight Reasons To Release Oil From The Strategic Petroleum Reserve • No Leprechaun Needed • Building A Mine—Dust Devil Sunstones • Remote Throttle Benefits Dredgers • Pickering Bar Revisited • The Pay Streak: Redefined With Metal Detectors • No Gas Needed • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices