July 2008 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
From our precious metals point of view, I would note that if the production of these metals fails to meet demand, prices will likely rise, perhaps very smartly, thereby fueling additional increments of future inflation.
It was in the mid-70s. I had just finished setting my traps out along the river when it dawned on me where “Forty Mile” Miller’s old hardrock outcrop was. Here I was, standing on snowshoes, floundering in three feet of snow, bracing myself so I wouldn’t...
Many years ago I was in the American Canyon. I remembered a few details about a placer deposit there, so we decided to make a trip down and re-check some of these old workings.
I hope this case inspires some of you. It shows that miners can and do succeed when they are persistent and well-prepared, even when representing themselves against state and federal attorneys in a court of law.
Lots of prospectors are trying out nugget detecting for the first time and finding out that it isn’t all that easy. In fact, in my opinion, metal detecting for nuggets is perhaps the most difficult form of prospecting that one can take on.
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