Mining Expedition at Eagle Rock—Part II
June 2009 by David ShackletonWe spent more time that first day moving rocks than we did sending material over the sluices. Even so, our cleanup was quite respectable for having only moved down to a depth of a couple feet.
Public Lands for the People has established an online petition. We would like to gather thousands of signatures from across the country to show members of Congress that their constituents are supporting this legislation.
Melman on Gold & Silver
Based on historic indicators, last month’s precious metals performances gave us two reasons for optimism.
Northwest Miners Rally a Success
This year’s rally worked extremely well with over twenty exhibitors and four seminars on various aspects of mining running throughout, as well as active river demonstrations of equipment. The hands-on approach, allowing people to try the suction dredges and power sluices, recovered well-distributed fine gold.
Oil and Gas in Washington
The state of Washington may have undiscovered oil and gas resources, especially since drilling to date has been clustered in just a few areas.
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Ask The Experts—Amalgamation
Q: Exactly how does amalgamation work? Does it “melt” the gold (or copper, or silver, etc.) and form an alloy? If one leaves a piece of gold in mercury, will the entire sample become an amalgam (combination) of gold and mercury? Or does it only affect the surface...
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