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Metal Detecting Within the Cordillera for Gold Placers Associated With Tertiary Epithermal Ore Deposits


This is a follow-up article to “Epithermal Ore Deposits...” published in the December 2000 issue. Related tables and maps were included with the previous article. If you did not receive the December issue you can still view the previously published maps on our web site by clicking on “January 2001 Featured Article.”—Editor

Commercial Placer Mining With Jigs


During the upward stroke, water is pushed up through the shot layer causing it to open up and lifting the gravel particles above. The heavier particles settle faster based on Stokes law, and move down into the shot bed layer, while the lighter...

Has Senator Harry Reid Worn Out His Welcome?


Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, once a staunch supporter of mining and a voice of reason when dealing with public lands issues, seems to have changed his tune.

Are There Any Good Prospects Left?


This type of thinking will get you discouraged pretty fast, and soon all of your mining equipment will be found gathering dust in your garage.

Mining for Gemstones and Mineral Specimens


It is better in a gem and mineral mining operation that the driller, blaster and mucker be the same person in order to be able to predict placement of the desired mineral enriched pockets.

Melman on Gold & Silver


...a substantial number of news headlines reflected the growing realization that much of the “green shoots” optimism of the past few months was premature.

Understanding Rocks Can Help You Prospect And Detect Successfully


Much Of The Rock You See In The Field Is Closely Associated With What You Seek : Gold

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