Mining Journal Honored as Prospecting Magazine of the Year!
September 2014 by StaffFor the 16th consecutive year, ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal was voted “Prospecting Magazine of the Year” by the Best O’ North East (BONE) Treasure Hunters.
BONE is based in Keene, New Hampshire, but the group draws prospectors and detecting enthusiasts from across the US and Canada for an annual four-day detecting hunt held at several locations in New Hampshire.
We are humbled and honored by their continued recognition!
How high can gold go? How best to hold it? Questions on gold investment answered.
Nearly a century after the luxury liner RMS Republic sank off Nantucket, treasure hunters are still battling over the ship’s cargo, which some believe includes gold coins now worth more than $1 billion.
While there is no metal detector that will see only gold, there is a device that can reliably distinguish gold from lead, copper, iron or other metals. It is an X-Ray fluorescence tester, sometimes called an XRF gun.
Bryan and Teresa Sandnas’ idea of turning taconite into high-quality jewelry seemed as brilliant as ... well, a lump of iron ore. But what seemed like an implausible plan has turned a crude Iron Range resource into small pieces of beauty.
Perhaps the most notable thing about skim placers is that they form on the top surface of gravel bars, as opposed to coarser gold placers where the weight of the gold particles allows the gold to settle down on or near bedrock.
So why would a modern-day prospector want to learn about a method of mining that was banned by the courts more than a century ago?
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • Taking on the EPA, Sasquatch, Ratchilla and Gold Dredging • Gully Prospecting and Mining • Wilfley Tables—Repair, Rebuild & Set Up • Designing and Evaluating Placer Gold Recovery Plants • Finding Streams of Gold • This is Why You Check Your Tailings • Lode or Placer: What Difference Does It Make? • New Rules to Impact the Lease/Buy Decision • There's a First Time for Everyone • Appeals Court OKs Permits for Upper Peninsula Mine • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices