Miners Still Waiting for Bonding Recommendations from DOI
June 2003 by StaffBonding regulation changes went into effect in December 2001, requiring many small miners who had been operating under a Notice of Intent to obtain bonding for their operations.
There are a few questions you will need to ask yourself before you apply for a suction dredge permit from the State Water Resources Control Board.
In processing gold, silver and other valuable ores, the minerals containing the values, such as metallic gold, silver-bearing sulfides or other minerals, must be freed from the surrounding host rock before those valuable minerals can be captured.
As the great Australian gold rushes of the 1850s gathered momentum, hopeful prospectors rushed from all parts of the globe, not least among these were the ubiquitous Chinese.
The black sand was loaded with mercury from the river, but there wasn’t enough to pick up all the fines. We took out the amalgam and had to suction up the remaining fine gold.
Geologic maps generally appear complex and daunting, and certainly some are. However, many have information hidden within their bright splashes of colors and patterns that can aid the prospector who takes the time to study them.
Due to technical difficulties, the photos in the September 2004 issue of ICMJ are currently unavailable for the online version of the magazine. Please know we are working on this and will get the photos loaded as soon as we can. In the meantime, please enjoy the articles as usual! Thank you for your understanding! —ICMJ
The Bawl Mill • City Gives Blessing to Pogo Mine • Underground at Yankee Jim's • Dry Placers in Southern Baja • A Gold Detector Sitting in a Closet Only Finds Dust—More Detector Tips • Gold in Tennessee • Old Stock Certificates—Treasures or Trash? • Payette Forest Sides With Mining Company • Using Mineral Deposit Models • The Old Mine Dump • A Practical Approach to Dowsing • Feds Release Opinion on Planned Mine Under Montana Wilderness • The Lengendary Lost Gold of the Headless Valley • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices