July 2007 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
• Southern Era
• X-Cal Resources
• Placer Dome Inc.
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Vista Gold Corp.
Conductive Minerals and Your Metal Detector
...most prospectors don't even think about the conductivity of minerals, but there are some that do conduct electricity to a certain degree, so metal detectors will respond to them.
The Search for Specimen (Pocket) Gold in the California Mother Lode
Any good miner can drift along a vein to find concentrations of gold if it is there, using good eyes and panning.
The Fortymile Goldfields
Having made nearly forty trips into this region over the years, the area has a tendency to draw the individual into its unique winding roads, which were once mining trails, where the creeks and rivers run to and fro across its twisted topography.
Melman on Gold & Silver
Fundamental information on gold and silver turned more to the bullish side this past month, and we can point to three particular items as the basis for that conclusion.
Exchange Moves to Protect Investors from Mining Scams
Two years after the Bre-X gold mine scandal, the Toronto Stock Exchange proposed dozens of measures February 2 to protect investors from future mining-industry scams.
The Cemetery Rush
In 1893, Jerry McAuliffe led a team of prospectors east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and found the famed Kanowna goldfield. On their first day on the field, they picked up a total of more than 300 ounces of gold nuggets from the ground. As the rush began to increase in momentum, other prospectors found patches of nuggets simply lying on the ground near rich outcroppings of reef. In very quick time, hard rock miners were tearing into the rich reef lines...
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • More Tips for Evaluating Ores • The Mountain Gate Mine • The Basics of Small-Scale Heap Leaching with Cyanide Part I—History, Suitablility and Permitting • Oregon Suction Dredge Permit Update • In Pursuit of Gold and Silver in the Sierra Madres—Buying the Pilot Mill • Life in the Alaska Gold Rush • More Small-Scale Miners Attracted by Gold Prices • Gold in New Zealand • Ready “Ore” Not, Uranium Boom is On Again • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices