Landowners See Potential Gold Mine in Uranium Ore
December 2007 by Associated PressA group of Pittsylvania County landowners sitting on 92 million pounds of uranium ore wants Virginia to end its 25-year ban on uranium mining.
Some calls from subscribers and advertisers over the past few months have prompted us to remind both buyers and sellers to be wary of fraudulent activity in the prospecting and mining industry.
The Forest Service wants a two-year ban on new hard-rock mining claims on 429,000 acres of national forest land on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains in Montana.
When working fine gold placers with a drywasher, there are some natural variables that can be beneficial as well as others that can be a hindrance to achieving good recovery.
Thus far we have only briefly discussed the methods used by early miners to process auriferous desert gravels. However, old workings can be extremely productive places to search with a metal detector.
The evaluation must also consider the gold fineness or purity. The purity of the Sugardaddy nuggets is estimated at 850 fineness, meaning 85% is gold (Au), 12% is silver (Ag) with 3% being other gangue alloyed metal.
The Bawl Mill • Searching for a Paying Hardrock Deposit • Kings Valley Project Hopes to Meet Lithium, Uranium Demand • New Study on the Formation of Nuggets—Part I • Over the Divide —Ronald Richard "Ron" Wendt • Small-Scale Mining with a Dozer and Detectors • Alaska and Nevada Continue to Lead the Pack • Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre; The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Part III • Looking Back • Feds Raid “Liberty Dollar” Headquarters • Melman on Gold & Silver (2007 Year in Review) • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices