More Small-Scale Miners Attracted by Gold Prices
July 2007 by Associated PressWith gold hovering above $650 an ounce, interest in panning and prospecting for the pricey precious metal in northern Idaho’s icy streams and on its rugged mountainsides has enjoyed a mini-boom.
Three times we went back and finally found a clue. There was an old air shaft not far from the trail!
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Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
In 1849, the story spreading around the Barnes Store (on the North Fork of the American near Colfax, California) was about some rich diggings being found up in the hills going east, and not very far up the ridge according to some accounts.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • More Tips for Evaluating Ores • The Mountain Gate Mine • The Basics of Small-Scale Heap Leaching with Cyanide Part I—History, Suitablility and Permitting • Oregon Suction Dredge Permit Update • In Pursuit of Gold and Silver in the Sierra Madres—Buying the Pilot Mill • Life in the Alaska Gold Rush • Gold in New Zealand • Ready “Ore” Not, Uranium Boom is On Again • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back