Kerry Proposes Large Fees on Miners
September 2004 by Associated PressJohn Kerry’s proposal to increase mineral royalties to raise money for national parks has drawn strong opposition from officials and mining interests in Nevada, which produces 81 percent of the nation’s gold.
3D-Printed Tools for Prospecting
…these two guys are part of the new hi-tech generation who review new technologies and are always looking for new ways to apply them in innovative fields!
Melman on Gold & Silver
Most American markets greeted the first few trading days of the new year with substantial selling. Compared to their 2004 year-end levels, by January 11, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had declined almost 300 points, the NASDAQ Composite had fallen from 2,185 to near 2,080 while the S&P 500 had dropped from 1,217 to 1,183.
Pickering Bar Revisited
Pickering Bar on the North Fork of the American River is a fascinating place. It’s remote, taking almost two hours to get there from the small mining town of Iowa Hill, which is in Placer County, California.
Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre; The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Part III
In 1880, Alexander Roby Shepherd, former governor of Washington, DC, prepared to move his wife and family of six children to the wilds of the Sierra Madre. Going with him would be mining men, cooks, assistants, a bookkeeper and others to assist in the new adventure.
Alaska's Cripple Creek Mining District
If developed with metal detecting in mind, this virgin ground could be a bonanza for nugget hunting.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Fire Assay of Fly Eyes
Colorado-Utah-Wyoming oil shale was first reliably discovered to contain gold and silver by the U.S. Bureau of Mines in the 1920s. Although most of this vast shale resource, up to 1,000 feet in thickness, contained nil or barely detectable values, many brown shale samples fire assayed here over the past thirty years have yielded up to 0.02 ounces per ton (opt) Au and 2.0 opt Ag.
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