New Study on the Formation of Nuggets—Part I
December 2007 by Chris RalphGeologists have long realized that the vast majority of gold in typical quartz veins is in the tiny, dust-size range, a lot smaller than the gold nuggets found by placer miners. This is common worldwide in many, many gold districts.
A proposed constitutional amendment to raise the cap on mining taxes can proceed as written, a state judge ruled March 14.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
In developing a mineral property or mining claims, one of the first goals is to identify and quantify valuable deposits. The classic method of doing this is by drilling holes into the ground to sample what is below the surface. The problem is that one or two holes usually are not going to tell you a whole lot...
...one of the hallmarks of the past month has been a series of incredibly swift reversals that have shaken virtually every market we follow. From the end of July through mid-August, both precious and base metals have fallen sharply; the petroleum complex has likewise come under heavy selling...
The Forest Service wants a two-year ban on new hard-rock mining claims on 429,000 acres of national forest land on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains in Montana.
As he was working near the extreme low end of the ground sluicing, I heard a yell through my headphones. Making my way down to him I could see the smile from a long distance.
• Environmentalists are missing a golden opportunity
• Special-use authorization not needed
The Bawl Mill • Searching for a Paying Hardrock Deposit • Kings Valley Project Hopes to Meet Lithium, Uranium Demand • Over the Divide —Ronald Richard "Ron" Wendt • Small-Scale Mining with a Dozer and Detectors • Alaska and Nevada Continue to Lead the Pack • Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre; The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Part III • Looking Back • Landowners See Potential Gold Mine in Uranium Ore • Feds Raid “Liberty Dollar” Headquarters • Melman on Gold & Silver (2007 Year in Review) • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices