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.
Some of the advantages of dry washing operations are low overhead costs (inexpensive methods and equipment), and the fact that many mining operations can be conducted by one or two individuals.
I used to hunt and fish all the time. Since discovering nugget-shooting three years ago, I haven't wet a hook or even looked at a hunting proclamation.
• DOI backs mill sites
• Arizona goes to bat for miners
• Battles continue in California
• Climate change legislation
Gold in Minnesota?
A draft environmental assessment of a proposal to allow long-term camping by gold miners along 21 miles of the North Fork of the Fortymile Wild and Scenic River is available from the Bureau of Land Management.
Newspaper stories in the spring of 1887 credited Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper with discovering both the long-lost Guaynopa and Tayopa mines. Flipper was in Mexico City in late April and May and a reporter interviewed him.
The Bawl Mill • How to Utilize Assays and Evaluate Results • Broomstick Gold • Electra Gold Sees Potential in Other Minerals & Metals • The Forgotten Specimen—Part I • Miner's Cabin—Red Shack Territory • "New" Gold Rush Has Arrived • NASCAR Driver Turns Prospector • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices