Journeys in the Kingman Quadrangle
August 2007 by Bill RichThis is a story of a bit of our earth, carved by lines of longitude and latitude. There is a deep mystery in this land. The naked mountains speak of long ages of thrusting and rifting—of uplift and erosion. These riddles in the rock defy explanation.
I don’t know what to do next. Should I get an assay of the quartz? Can you recommend someone? Should I somehow crush the rock & search for a gold vein? Am I just wasting my time?
Labor Day! The last chance of the year to do some dredging in Wyoming. Wyoming’s dredging season runs from June through the Labor Day weekend.
Miners are digging again where their forebears once unearthed riches from eight historic mines that honeycomb Sutter Gold Mining Company’s holdings about 50 miles southeast of Sacramento.
When I started dredging a short distance downstream from that feature I realized that I was into a major paystreak and much of the gold was coming right out of the upper gravel. I could see the chunky pieces falling out of the gravel as they were pulled into...
My intention was to end this discussion with waypoints and routes, then I found USGS maps of the Plainfield Quadrangle.
• "No small mining operation can afford this..."
• "The small arrastra still lives... "
• "...an effective defense against Green political efforts to lock the public off public lands."
• Idaho miners will challenge new EPA permit at rally
• California proposes to amend definition of a suction dredge
• Proposed rule redefines "navigable waters"
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • The Basics of Small-Scale Heap Leaching with Cyanide • Will California Dredging Survive? • Prospecting For Gold—The Osborne/Herman Hardrock Mine • From Spanish Mine to Modern-Day Exploration: The Historic Gold-Silver Camp of Palmarejo • Spanish Police Seize Ship in Treasure Fight • Looking Back • Gold Mine Proposed in Jefferson County • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices