April 1999 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Worthington was washing gravel that he’d dug out of the park’s east drain, a low area in the park’s diamond search area, when he found the yellow diamond in his screen. It was in the last bucket he planned to wash before shutting down for Easter weekend.
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.
Shallow water crevicing or sniping can produce gold if you’re persistent, a hard worker and lucky. It’s nice to have a snorkel, wet suit and goggles. The best practice for success, in my humble opinion, has always been to determine the best gold location and then figure out how to capture it.
A major slump in the gold mining industry is taking its toll on central Nevada, where county commissioners are planning a 30 percent across-the-board spending cut beginning July 1.
A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more...
Toward the end of this summer, we expect another Federal Register notice will be published that deals with Forest Service mining regulations.
The Bawl Mill • Editorial—BLM 43 CFR 3809 Revision Status • Our Readers Say • Miner Says Mining Could Return to Boulder • Arizona Mines and Minerals Releases New Directory • Onerous New Mining Rules Adopted in Washington State • U.S. Sued for Failure to Guard Rare Species • Miner Charged in Death of Downieville Miner • Senator Warns Against Proposal to Sell Some IMF Gold • Dry Placers in the Kamma Mountains, Nevada • Company Notes • MCS Index Shows Decrease in Mining Costs • Over the Divide • Picks & Pans: Confessions of a Small Miner—Part II • The Saga of Sand Mountain • Nevada County Feeling Pain of Slumping Mining Industry • There's Gold in Those Tailings • Gold at Ragged Top, Arizona • Increase in Silver Demand by Photography Industry • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices