Nevada Claim Holders Form Coalition
October 2010 by Chris RalphUnlike producing mines, exploration companies and claim holders owning non-producing claims are not reaping a windfall of increased profits from the recent high prices for precious metals and other raw materials.
Surging Gold Prices Add Luster to Nevada's No. 2 Industry
Higher gold prices helped boost Nevada’s mining industry in 2003 despite a decline in production for the third straight year.
A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part II
The following are situations that the modern prospector would do well to research. Some specific areas are described, but more importantly they present background into what the author feels are worthwhile and generally overlooked situations...
Detecting for Gold in Australia
When I got back to my patch, every signal was a nugget, and I was burning up with the gold fever.
Mining Boom Is Back In Northern Nevada
At the Gold Quarry open-pit mine, a massive electric shovel scoops 40 tons of earth in a single bite and dumps it into a 325,000-pound truck the size of a two-story house.
How PGMs Affect Assay Beads
Most fire assayers are trained to observe the cupelled beads very carefully, noting any discoloring or surface roughness that might indicate that one or more of the platinum group metals (PGMs) are present. The “clues and tests” I have included in this article stem from several sources, including my 35 years of experience performing torch assays...
The Bawl Mill
• Trash full of cash
• Auditors audit the auditors
• I smell bacon
Traders At JPMorgan Chase Indicted For Rigging Metal Prices
…the men sought to “inject false and misleading information about the genuine supply and demand for precious metals futures contracts into the markets, and to deceive other participants”…
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • How to Handle Claim Jumping • The Bingham Canyon Copper Mine • Prospecting My Way Across Australia Pt I • Recreational Mining in the Cache Creek Mining District, Alaska • California and US Gold Panning Championships • Drywashing and Detecting for Gold • Melman on Gold & Silver
The Jenkins Mine Project Pt III -- Site Selection • Update: Public Lands for the People