Mining Battle Case Under Advisement
October 1999 by Associated PressTwo weeks of sometimes-heated testimony have ended in a case that pits Cyprus Amax Minerals against opponents who want to prevent the company from mining ore from a central Colorado mountain.
Sunshine and Gold
Small Mines Bill Clears Committee
A bill that would relax current standards on small mines has passed a House committee.
In our May 2014 issue, we incorrectly identified the woman who recovered numerous small nuggets...
Dredging for Monazite in Idaho
The advent of the nuclear age, after World War II, aroused concerns in government circles when officials realized the United States was entirely dependent upon foreign sources of supply for rare earth elements. This prompted the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) to enlist the US Bureau of Mines Special Minerals Investigation Branch to evaluate monazite-bearing placers in the United States in 1948.
A Short History of Hydraulic Mining in California
To add to the confusion, the dam wasn’t holding back a large amount of water. It was full of gravels and had a small creek running through it. I had to know more.
Hard Rock 101: Breaking Rock—Part I
What do you do when you’ve located a promising deposit of gold or gemstones, but it’s trapped in solid rock?
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • The Economy, The Environment and Equity • Carrizozo Lava Older Than Once Thought • Montana Mining Association Raising Cash • GATA Releases Open Letter to the Press • WANTED: Mining Poets, Singers & Storytellers • BLM Proposed Rule Making Affects Mining Claims • Company Notes • Sutro Tunnel a Big Draw • Picks & Pans: Prospecting for Lode Gold • The Search for Specimen (Pocket) Gold in the California Mother Lode • Gemstones • Dry Lakes in Nevada • A Hairsbreadth from Death • Special Suction Dredge Permits in Jeopardy • Cartwrights Celebrate 40 Years in Nevada • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back