Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
March 2006 by Staff
The first and most important thing of the sampling process is to try to be as unbiased as possible. There is a natural tendency to select rock that looks the best—even unconsciously.
• Using drywashers to work desert gravels
We continue to seek out a patented mining property with an owner who is willing to host such an event with a water supply and enough remaining gold to make it worthwhile for the students.
Located in Contra Costa County in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mount Diablo was the site of the largest coal mining operation in the state in the last half of the nineteenth century. The northern foothills of the mountain produced nearly four million tons of coal.
• What's worth picking out of the pan besides gold?
Strategic metals that are found mostly in lead-zinc-silver ores are antimony, arsenic, bismuth, gallium, germanium and tellurium.
The Bawl Mill • A Word from the Editor • Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part III Understanding Plate Tectonics, Volcanism and Mountain Building • The Fortymile Goldfields • The Rocks that Burn—Part II Is Oil Shale the Answer? • Record Interest at Recent Mining Conventions • Common Operations—Small-Scale Mining and Sharing the "Take" • Trout Thriving In Treated Mine Water • Company Notes • Melman on Gold & Silver