No Gravel, No Gold
November 2009 by Tom LeftwichIt was the spring and I was planning on dredging the east bank of the Mokelumne River near the whitewater falls of Slaughter House Gulch just out of Pine Grove, California. The water was high and remained that way into July.
Lode Gold in Nicaragua
Nicaragua, a Central American country about the size of Iowa, has not been a major gold producer, yet the nation is filled with lode gold occurrences. Natural and man-made disasters have made the country one of the poorest in...
Natural Gold Alloys
Natural gold is never 100% pure; all natural nuggets contain at least some impurities. We're going to take a look at just what some of those impurities might be.
ECU Silver Mining Continues The Legacy
Mexico has a lengthy history of mining and one of the regions most associated with that activity is Durango State in the north-central part of the country.
You Want a Ripoff? Here's a Ripoff!!
Submitted by Jeff Harris
People for the U.S.A.
A Search for Tantalum
It is likely that few tourists passing through the crowning glory of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in northeastern British Columbia would be aware that this spectacular region is the focal point of the search for one of earth’s most intriguing metals—tantalum.
Research and Fieldwork Yield Some Promising Gold
A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.
The Treasure Detective—Part II
GNIS is an acronym for the “Geographic Names Information Service” that is maintained by the United States Geological Survey. The database catalogs and standardizes place names in the United States. This information set has nearly 2,000,000...
The Bawl Mill • Molycorp Minerals Reopens Mountain Pass Mine • Utah's Crescent Creek Placers • The Business of Mining—Home Office Tax Deduction • Peshastin Creek, Washington • Michigan Proposal Would Restrict Mining Operations • Nevada Regulators Reach Agreement With Queenstake Resources • Stillwater Recovers Without GM’s Business • Gold Has Shown Its Mettle, But How High Can It Go? • Utility Agrees to Remove Four Klamath River Dams • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices
Legislative and Regulatory Update • Oregon Governor Asks For Mineral Withdrawal • The Very First Issue of the Mining Journal