May 2000 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Mike and I each selected a side of the creek and started to work our way upstream. We both worked the water and sides of the creek, and better than half the gold found in this area is in the water.
In last month’s article I talked a bit about opportunities for heap leaching small hardrock deposits. This month I’m going to talk about the basics of putting together a heap leach project, including building the pad and leaching the ore.
In the 1980s, I spent 5 summers living in a tent in order to map the 450 mi2 South Pass granite-greenstone belt and many of its historic mines. While mapping, I was quite impressed by the general lack of development of lode gold deposits.
Q: ...A number of scientific studies have been done that concluded our level of dredging is “not” harmful to fish or habitat. I suggest that the Mining Journal list some of these specific studies with brief summaries and conclusions.
You will find a few articles in this issue that you wouldn’t normally expect to see in the Journal. Don’t fret—we’re not changing our focus, but the time seemed right to address a few pressing topics.
The Bawl Mill • Guest Editorial—Sentaor Craig of Idaho Looking Into MSHA Complaints • Guest Editorial—Changing the Rules • Gold Prospecting on Sixmile River • Serpentine in California • Town Hall Meeting in Sierra City, California • Picks & Pans: Tips for Nuggestshooting—How to Increase Your Gold Finds (Part II) • An Unusual Death in Downieville's Gold Rush • Metals and Precious Stones in Wyoming • Gold at Dale, California • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver