Metals and Precious Stones in Wyoming
May 2000 by W. Dan HauselWyoming is an excellent place for prospectors, rock hounds, and companies to search for a variety of mineral resources.
A rush of platinum and diamond exploration projects and discoveries is generating renewed interest in the historic gold-producing region of the Yentna-Cache Creek District in south-central Alaska.
In a dramatic reversal of policy the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has posted the following on the huge internet auction house, eBay. Mining claims are currently being offered on eBay with prices ranging into the millions of dollars and apparently the BLM is concerned that many of these claims may not have mineral values that reflect their huge asking prices, be improperly filed, or have one or more of the many other problems that can affect mining claims.
Over the past 4 years many of our readers, advertisers, and newsstand vendors have had the pleasure of talking with Matt Koumaras...
Brian Barclay makes a 275-mile commute across Colorado every week to work near this dusty little town, drawn by a natural gas boom that has added trucks, cranes and hundreds of people to the rocky landscape.
The occurrence of platinum-group metals (PGMs) is rather widespread in California in placer deposits, but they are not of commercial interest as things now stand.
After a long winter, gold flakes swirling around in black sand at the bottom of my pan was a welcome sight.
While most individual prospectors out there are searching for placer gold, there is a different type of prospecting being done by a handful of individuals—the search for commercially viable large-scale gold and silver deposits.
The Bawl Mill • Guest Editorial—Sentaor Craig of Idaho Looking Into MSHA Complaints • Guest Editorial—Changing the Rules • Gold Prospecting on Sixmile River • Serpentine in California • Town Hall Meeting in Sierra City, California • Picks & Pans: Tips for Nuggestshooting—How to Increase Your Gold Finds (Part II) • An Unusual Death in Downieville's Gold Rush • Looking Back • Gold at Dale, California • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver