January 2003 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Environmentalists are attempting to turn the jewelry industry against Alaska’s Pebble Mine before the project even gets fully under way.
For simplicity, I will assume that you wish to make enough profit so that you can comfortably pay your bills using just the profits from the mine.
This was “pocket” country. All around were “pockets” that had been hand dug by old and new miners.
Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part III Understanding Plate Tectonics, Volcanism and Mountain Building
The formation of gold, silver and many other types of deposits depends on a natural segregation of the elements from the earth, so that gold or silver (and other minerals) becomes enriched enough to form a valuable ore.
The adage of, “The harder I work, the luckier I get,” has profound meaning, but it doesn’t always apply to prospecting.
The areas that were mineralized with the bedded ore were huge and vast tonnages were indicated, although they had no idea at the time.
The Bawl Mill • The Old Dutch Cleanser Mine • The Ferris-Haggarty Copper-Gold Mine, Grand Encampment District, Wyoming • Directory of Active Mines in Arizona Available • Picks & Pans: Gold Prospecting on the East Fork River, Alaska • Beryllium in Nevada • Company Notes • The Cemetery Rush • Border Silver • Grandfather John's Notes • ICMJ's 12th Annual Photo Contest Results • Tiffany & Co. to Open Plant in Northern Canada • The Patio • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices