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Judge Rules Against Oregon Miner

A federal judge convicted Oregon miner Clifford Tracy of illegal mining while digging for gold on US Forest Service land.

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Legislative And Regulatory Update


• Good news on EPA regs
• California rewards key appointment to dredging foe
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• Zimbabwe threatens seizure of mining rights

Tools of the Modern Prospector: The GPS


GPS provides the prospector a precise way of knowing just where something (like a mine) is located. There are many thousands of lost mine stories—some real, and some made up. The use of a GPS could well have made the difference to accurately record their location.

Hunches, Choices and Guesses


When you approach a location, even if you've been there before, you should consider all the factors and conditions present at the site. This includes both natural and man-made factors.

Where to Find Gold in Indiana


You might think that gold prospecting techniques are basically the same everywhere, and in many instances you’d be correct. Some geographical locations, however, due to their unique geological conditions, present unusual challenges...

The Fortymile Goldfields


Having made nearly forty trips into this region over the years, the area has a tendency to draw the individual into its unique winding roads, which were once mining trails, where the creeks and rivers run to and fro across its twisted topography.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Hearing date moved up for preliminary injunction for California suction dredging
• Anti-mining bills in Oregon lead to recall effort

The Assay of High Iron Gold Ores


By employing this technique, one can use a larger sample size without having to resort to large crucibles and massive amounts of flux.

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