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Over the Divide


Lynn Gunn
June 18, 1955 — August 3, 1999

Care and Lubrication of a Model 13 Laboratory Wilfley Table


A Wilfley table works best when all of the mineral being run across it (the pulp) is about the same size.  For this reason, I took a good look at each of the samples.

Revisiting an Old Mine in Idaho Reaps Rewards


Our research indicated this whole area had been claimed by Newmont mining company for several years, but when the price of gold dropped they let the claims expire, and we confirmed this with the local BLM office.

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Research Tools for The Modern Prospector


Much more information can be gained from that single source and gives you ideas on the gravels for dry washing or where the nuggets may lie for metal detecting

Sunshine Mine Video Brings Back Painful Memories


When a federal employee decided to make a safety video for miners, she didn’t expect to reopen 30-year-old wounds from one of the nation’s worst mining disasters. But a roomful of tough men had watery eyes as they watched the film “You Are My Sunshine,” which recounted the Sunshine Mine disaster of 1972 that claimed 91 lives.

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