Melman on Gold & Silver
August 2009 by Leonard Melman...a substantial number of news headlines reflected the growing realization that much of the “green shoots” optimism of the past few months was premature.
My Introduction To Gold Prospecting
At the end of the day, Jerry showed me how to clean out the sluice box and then how to pan out the concentrates. As we finished panning, there it was—a little tiny smile of gold...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Ask the Experts
• Drones for the independent prospector
Ask the Experts
Sampling and mining a historic mining claim
Journeys in the Kingman Quadrangle—Part III
The sun is teasing the horizon in the heart of the Mojave. Soon, the exciting nightlife will end as the lizards and desert rats return to their homes.
McCain Derides Clinton Forest Policy
Sen. John McCain stated recently that if elected president, he would overturn President Clinton's executive order putting more national forest land off-limits to logging.
The Goldhill Mining District
Following the initial discovery of gold in North Carolina in 1799 on the Reed Plantation in Cabarrus County, gold was found in about 1842 in Rowan County at a locality that soon acquired the name Gold Hill.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Finding Gold With Copper and Turquoise • GM to Cancel Mining Contracts • California Suction Dredging Update • Newmont Fined for Fatality • The Memorial Day Nugget • East Coast Prospecting Challenges • Saving Money on Mining Gadgets • BLM Increases Location & Maintenance Fees • Rio Tinto: Allegations Without Foundation • National Mining Hall of Fame to Induct Five • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices