Mud Creek Placer Mine Adventure
March 2003 by Randy McKinneyGerald Lindsey sat at his desk watching Randy McKinney try to absorb the massive pile of documents he had in front of him. Julie Fowler, Gerald’s secretary of 13 years, tried not to concentrate on the tower of paper as it threatened to topple over. Gerald knew the contents contained data proving one of the richest gold fields in Alaska were on his claims. But how to convince Randy, who was a 4th generation miner and had heard every mining story in the book?
Their rewards were far better than they had anticipated, resulting in one of the best clean-ups they had ever seen.
• Bachelor of Science or just B.S.?
• Monster makes the list
• An unexpected souvenir
• Candidate has bad timing
So much of gold detecting depends on attention to detail. Every gold area offers its own distinct geological markers and as prospectors we must pick up on those markers.
There were iron stains all over and even a few places where I could see iron trash sticking out of the bedrock. These would be ideal spots to start with as the gold travels with the iron and lead.
...we are beginning to believe that there is a Grinch out there who steals every rally away from the gold market! There is almost no other explanation for what is going on.
The BLM's Juneau Mineral Information Center has released a full-color 18x24 poster that highlights minerals from across Alaska.
The island of Cuba, 720 miles in length, lies 95 miles south of Key West, Florida, and 180 miles south of Miami. The island separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea. Most of the island consists of rolling country under 500 feet in elevation, but there are a few small mountain ranges.
The Bawl Mill • The Steeple Rock District, New Mexico • The Hunt for Diamonds, Nunavut, Canada • Famous Yuba River Dredge Sinks • Gold in Maine? • Junior Miners and Investors Gather in Canada • Picks & Pans: Dredging at Douglas Creek, Wyoming • Gold in Gossan • Company Notes • Gold Prospecting on the East Fork River, Alaska (Part III—Conclusion) • National Mining Hall of Fall and Museum Calls for Poetry • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver • Looking Back