March 2007 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
• Hotline turns up the heat
• Mad Men arrested for living up to their name
• "Roll-Front Uranium Deposits"
• "I'm glad your (web)site exists..."
Midway into my first tank of gas I was beginning to see color in my sluicebox. Needless to say, I was excited.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
This mine was a real wonder of engineering, and the water supply and drifts had to be carefully managed to keep it in operation. In fact, it didn’t close due to lack of gold, but instead closed with the fall of the Roman Empire.
Heading north into Tuolumne County on California’s Highway 49—the “Golden Highway”—from Mariposa County, you see few traces of the gold rush days because the largest mining town of the period is now covered by Don Pedro Reservoir. If you slow down and take a careful look, along the shores of the lake are numerous streaks of tailings that mark the mines of the old town of Jacksonville.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts — What are Washington state prospecting regulations? • Ask The Experts — Could you please write an article explaining core samples? • Ask The Experts — Please tell me more about the Tullock II rule. • Prospecting on Pickering Bar • Persistence Pays off for Cusac Gold Mines • Internet Posting Fuels Gold Rush in Brazilian Town • Mining Stocks—Things to Consider Before You Invest • North Idaho Mine to Open Again in 2008 • Working Life of Troy Mine Could Be Extended • Lucky Shot Mine and the Willow Creek Plutons • Sampling Mineral Deposits • In Pursuit of Gold and Silver in the Sierra Madres—Purchasing Land in Mexico • Swiss Mining Company Demands Compensation From Bolivia • Canadian Mint to Unveil $1 Million Coin • Woman Gets 90 Months in Mining Fraud Case • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices