November 2000 by StaffExcerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
If everything you see, the men, the animals, the crude mechanism that grinds gold from rock, everything around you, looks to be from centuries ago, if the mysterious sound you hear is pure history and the smell around you is primitive, if the earth beneath your feet quivers with untold strangeness; and, the taste in your mouth sweeps time out of mind then, if all of this happens at once, if every one of your five senses has taken you into the past, then you’ve traveled back in time.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
When Jimmy stuck his head in my office that morning, little did I realize that his question would lead to a surprising collaboration. “Hey, Slusher, did you know that the Rock Shop out east of Deming has a pile of our ore in their back yard?”
Questions regarding patented and unpatented mining claims and the legal rights surrounding them.
• Comment period extended for frog habitat
• Tennessee permits for gold prospecting
• California dredging injunction and restraining order hearing
The great mining geologist Waldemar Lindgren used the word “epithermal” to describe a type of quartz vein commonly found in desert regions of the United States and Mexico.
While none of the historical mining camps are active, the area is still a hub of activity for the modern prospector, and claims still blanket the hills and gulches.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Enrichment of Gold Veins • The Assay of High Iron Gold Ores • The Patch • History of Mining—Bradshaw Mountains, AZ (Part I) • Picks & Pans—The Green Rock, Rattlesnakes, Good Gold and Ruth's Mine • The Oretron • Silver Hill, North Carolina • Residual, Lateritic and Gossan "Soils" as Potential Nuggetshooting Sites • Hardrock in Downieville • Company Notes • Gold in Northern Baja California • California State Gold Panning Championship Results • Melman on Gold & Silver • V.P. Contender Addresses Mining Show