Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices
August 2010 by Staff
Oscar Espinoza considers himself an amateur gold prospector, but the gold nugget he recently found puts many seasoned prospectors to shame.
A few quick calculations show that approximately 11 tons of gold are lost each year just in the manufacture of new cell phones.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
Plumas County has a rich heritage of gold mining, much of it from placer deposits that can still be searched and panned today. Being at the far northern end of California’s famed Mother Lode, it is quite often overlooked by those searching for gold today—really a well-kept secret after all of these years!
The hair stood up on the back of my neck when I saw this, especially the nice patches of wash in the bottoms of the gullies, a sure sign of an auriferous source being nearby.
Recovering large, coarse gold nuggets is a very exciting experience, and the quest for large gold is often the “holy grail” of the independent prospector, no matter which type of equipment is used. Hefty, good-sized gold nuggets are...
Nearly everyone who has drywashed or metal detected for placer gold within hardrock gold-mining areas is aware of "residual placers" (a.k.a. seam diggin's)...
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