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.
The walk back to the car and subsequent search for Frieda took a lot longer than I would have liked. I had wandered much further than I thought.
I decided to dig near it to see if there were any more and immediately uncovered others. In total I found a pocket with over 100 crystals in it. I was hooked.
When I’m traveling through the West, I sometimes take detours that lead me to places that I never knew exist
For a time uranium was more popular with prospectors than gold, but this is no longer true, and it has been decades since it was common to see individuals armed with Geiger counters out in the field.
Not everyone would admit to digging through old outhouse pits, but George Piasecki says it's all part of the game for a bottle collector.
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