January 2005 by Scott HarnExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
A mining right is a powerful and not commonly understood concept that is all too often watered down by agency regulatory interference...
That is one of the problems with much of the so-called objective information we regularly receive—it is so tinged with partisanship that much of it can barely be believed...
Until just recently, platinum-group metals (PGMs), especially palladium, had been holding their own on the market. But, Russia has now resumed shipments and it has brought prices down.
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
My mother stands in the desert, a hot wind kicking up puffs in the sand around her feet. She’s staring hard at the rusted buckets, weathered boards and mine shafts scattered throughout the sagebrush, concentrating, and I can tell she’s not really here. Not here now, at least. She is here 65 years ago. And this is not a long-abandoned ghost town at the end of a dirt road in one of Nevada’s endless stretches of nowhere.
In the old days, each miner staked his claim, and in lode prospecting, the end result was often that one mining company grew up out of each of those individual claims and several different mining companies would often be working on...
I saw a big brown hind end of what at first I thought was an elk, about 75 yards away. I was standing behind a large tree and stopped and peeked around the tree to see what it was.
The Bawl Mill • Convention Report • Interview with Congressman Gibbons on Mining Law Reform • The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part II—Pocket Hunting for Residual Placers • Gold Canyon Resources Targets Gallium • Tucson Mountain Chaos • Picks & Pans: Auburn Ravine Gold • Suit Filed to Stop Mining in Northern California • Niobium and Tantalum • The Iola Mine Group, Montgomery County, North Carolina • Effectively Using a Detector and Drywasher for Placer Gold • Mining Companies Use Conservative Valuations • Company Notes • Accident at Robinson Mine Leaves Two Dead • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices