Northwest Miners Rally a Success
November 2004 by Mark EricksonThis year’s rally worked extremely well with over twenty exhibitors and four seminars on various aspects of mining running throughout, as well as active river demonstrations of equipment. The hands-on approach, allowing people to try the suction dredges and power sluices, recovered well-distributed fine gold.
How do mines and refiners deal with doré bars?
The large nugget just sat there and would not budge, mocking me as if to say, “I have been here for 3,000 years and I am not leaving.”
Platinum group metals (PGMs) have been noted at a few localities in Nevada, especially in Clark County. Unfortunately, some of these occurrences have been associated, in the past, with fraudulent schemes. The amount of PGMs found so far has not been enough for commercially important mining operations, but the mere fact that PGMs are present is worthy of note.
The Rock Creek Mine, a silver and copper mine proposed for the southern Cabinets near Noxon, Mont., will mean more human-bear confrontations and a shrinking bear habitat, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.
In this article, part of an ongoing series taking a look at critical metals in our economy, we will examine the mining and use of the metal zinc.
This time we took the detectors. Roger had worked that spot very well and wanted to see if my new detector would uncover any gold he might have missed.
The Bawl Mill • Editorial: Montana's Controversial Rock Creek Mine • First Load of Concentrate Leaves Reopened Ruth Mine • Uranium Industry Enjoys Rebound as Prices Nearly Triple • BLM Warning About Purchase of Mining Claims on the Internet • Determining the Amount of Gold in a Quartz Specimen • Placer PGMs in Coon Creek, California • Getting Your Float Circuit Layout Right • Pick Up Austria's New Coin—If You Can Lift It • New Prospecting Guides Available Online • Police Extend Detention of Newmont Executives • Picks & Pans—Drywashing and Detecting in Southern California • Over The Divide—Merwin (Merv) H. Hemp • The Boludo Placers, Sonora • The Golden Highway—Placer County • Mine Threat Just a Stunt to Criticize Land Laws • MINExpo 2004 Convention Report • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices