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Metal-Mineral Identification Utilizing a Detector

Seldom is a metal detector used for ore sampling today. Nevertheless, this procedure still works as all BFO and VLF detectors have a non-conductive mineral zone and a conductive metal zone with a neutral null zone between them.

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


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• A chance to halt additional wilderness in Southern California
• Oregon mineral withdrawal
• A really good reason to get out and vote in Oregon

PLP President Intervenes on Behalf of Dredgers


Jerry Hobbs, president of Public Lands for the People, is taking action to prevent undue restrictions on miners utilizing suction dredges in California.

Picks & Pans: Koyukuk River Gold—Prospecting Alaska's Brooks Range


The water rose up in a great splash around the front of the pickup. The tires smashed into a couple of large boulders and suddenly the truck nosed down into a deep hole and bounced back out as I stepped on the gas pedal.

Undiscovered Placer Deposits in Alaska


These conditions don’t just apply to Alaska and the Yukon; they apply to western Canada and even to the mountainous western United States.

Canadian Company Recovers 1,111-Carat Diamond


It is the second largest gem-quality diamond in history, after the 3,106-carat “Cullinan Diamond” was recovered in South Africa in 1905.

Nevada Claim Holders Form Coalition


Unlike producing mines, exploration companies and claim holders owning non-producing claims are not reaping a windfall of increased profits from the recent high prices for precious metals and other raw materials.

Prospecting for Copper Ores—Part I


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