December 2003 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Looking around, I could tell that this was an old hand-digging. As I walked around the perimeter of the digging I could see shovel and pick marks scratched on the clean, hard clay and bedrock.
Rocky Bar sits on the north slope of Horse Ranch Mountain, and while the most productive placers were found in Bear Creek below Rocky Bar, most of the creeks on the south, east and north sides of the mountain contain placer gold and were worked commercially in the past.
Frogs' extinction from fungus
• A breath of fresh air?
• Ay Carumba!
• Principal pours it on a little too thick...
Even with the decades of mining and exploration, much of the Comstock is still underdeveloped and its potential not fully tapped.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
The Bawl Mill • Searching for Placer Diamonds • Lawsuit on Alleged Market Manipulation Continues • Texas "Hill Country" Gold • A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part IV • Picks & Pans: Detecting in Northern Nevada • Miners Welcome Comments by Alaska Official • Company Notes • Spectacular Specimens Found in Northern Nevada • New Life for the Suction Nozzle • Oil Seeps in Arizona • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices