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.
The state of Washington may have undiscovered oil and gas resources, especially since drilling to date has been clustered in just a few areas.
The loss of exploration monies that provide jobs and eventually lead to new mines may well cost the state far more in the long run than the new fees will raise.
“Metal detecting is not a social function.” So said a good friend of mine. And it’s true. But that’s not to say the benefits of having a prospecting partner don’t outweigh those of being alone.
In March 2004, Vulcan, a mine exploring robot from the Discovery Miner Program, was shipped to the Vulture City region to investigate the conditions of an abandoned hard rock mine. The shaft was typical of the dangerous mines that are...
In the first part of this article, we took a look at the special geology required to form coarse gold. In the second part, we looked at field examples of coarse gold occurrences and the geology of residual placers.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
It was late October 1850, and, as the story goes, George McKnight was rushing along trying to round up his cows when he stumbled. He was not a happy man as he kicked the fist-sized rock in disgust. The disgust changed quickly to interest...
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