July 2000 by StaffExcerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
My year in Australia was almost up and playtime was over. Immigration had pulled the plug and it was time to head back to the States.
• Forest Service proposes further changes to mining regs
• Preble’s mouse resurrected
It’s important to pay attention to where you dig, because just like any placer, the gold in dry placers is concentrated in certain spots. This is especially true when you are testing and trying to determine the potential of a placer area.
I decided to dig near it to see if there were any more and immediately uncovered others. In total I found a pocket with over 100 crystals in it. I was hooked.
• Nearly half their income goes to the government...
• Prison life has its priviledges
• Wheaton River Minerals
• Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp.
• Iamgold Corp.
• Golden Star Resources
• China Minmetals Corp.
• Noranda Inc.
• Golden Eagle International, Inc.
• Clifton Mining Company
• Nord Resources Corp.
Q: I have a question/request regarding some black sand left from my Dad’s prospecting days.
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