Melman on Gold & Silver
June 1999 by Leonard MelmanThe morning of Friday, May 7 gave us a new chapter in gold's ongoing struggles which might properly be named "As the headlines turn!"
After getting all the gear together we headed up the old road that led us to an old ground sluice site. George and Kaleb were using lightweight VLF (very low frequency) detectors. I carried a newer technology unit that is just a tad coil-heavy in the front.
There are clubs with claims in the area and there’s a section of the river open to the public, but the rest of the area is claimed up so do your research first.
Few states in the United States have seen mining activity equal the State of Nevada in recent decades. The state is mineral-rich and possesses a regulatory apparatus that encourages mining activity.
- Bernhardt confirmed
- State of Montana to appeal Rock Creek decision
The mining and logging camp of Zeballos (pop. 272) is located on an arm of Esperanza Inlet, on the southwest side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Vancouver Island is 301 miles, by road, and reaches elevations as high as 7,249 feet.
Familiarizing oneself with an unfamiliar part of the country is often a requirement of successful gold prospecting. In the pursuit of gold, it may become necessary for a prospector to branch out into new hunting grounds.
The BLM's Juneau Mineral Information Center has released a full-color 18x24 poster that highlights minerals from across Alaska.
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