Melman on Gold & Silver
February 2002 by Leonard MelmanWhatever else one will be able to say in later months about the year 2002, we can already state that there is no shortage of interesting and important news developments.
Not all of these slides and debris flows will produce results, but if you search for these while prospecting in your gold producing areas, then you can increase your odds of finding new gold.
I had been waiting my turn somewhat patiently to spend an afternoon at Terry Stapp’s workshop in San Bernardino, California, to build a remote throttle for my dredge engine.
How do I set up a small placer operation?
Gold nuggets and serpentine contacts
Not too far from the pine-filled mountains, a young boy was exploring along Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, one fine day in 1799. He discovered a beautiful rock that he took home and put to good use as a doorstop. Shortly thereafter, a jeweler stopped by to visit his folks, and as it turned out, the new doorstop was actually a 17-pound gold nugget. That nugget truly did open a door as it marked the beginning of the first gold rush in America.
If all goes well before the BLM issues its final approval, Littleton, Colorado-based UR-Energy could start building the Lost Creek mine by early October, according to company and BLM officials.
When it was all setup and running, you had everything coming off the dredge riffles into the boil box. At the hole section, some of the water got sucked down and pulled a lot of black sand and over heavies…
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