June 2008 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Researchers in Australia have uncovered evidence that a tiny microbe may have the Midas touch of Greek legend, capable of turning dust to gold.
When I dropped the boulder into my son’s hand everyone spoke a single word in unison, “Wow!”
That is the course and intention for this article—to wander through some of the lessons I have learned in my thirty-two years of metal detecting and prospecting.
• Roadless Rule revisited
• Kensington finally gets stamp of approval
• Interior places restrictions on mining claims near Grand Canyon
Over fifty pieces of dendritic gold, ranging from 1 gram up to 2.5 ounces, were recently discovered at a mine in the Allegheny Mining District in Northern California.
Don’t bother eyeballing that rock for silver! Even if it’s high grade you’ll not see the familiar dime or quarter coin color. Native silver is almost as rare as brass ore. Well, if it’s so hard to find, is silver worth looking for? You bet! Just check the latest prices—and they may go higher.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Platinum Alley—The South American Zone of Wealth and Adventure • Choosing The Right Detector Coil • Washington Gold Miners Receive Ecology Award • Internet Scams • Becoming A Nozzle Master • Slug Gulch • Gold Deposits of Georgia • Mining the Old-Timers • Prospecting Adventures—Pure Gold • Legislation Would Require Palladium Coin • Record Gold Prices Prompt Gold Mining In Boulder • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices