Old-Time Mining Geology Books
February 2004 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDGeology books are best used by geologists, but many of the old-time books can be understood by most anyone who has an interest in rocks and minerals. Certain words or phrases may stump the layman, but just skip those parts and go on to the portions of the books that are easily understood. Some of the old-time mining geology books should be in every small miner’s collection.
Ask The Experts - Where can I get geological maps?
Trash! A Hindrance Or Hot Spot For Hidden Gold?
I love it when I am in the middle of a high trash area and all the ferrous bars go away, the screen number goes to a three or an eight, and the meter is forty to a hundred. I don’t know for sure that I have found gold, but it narrows the odds down.
Public Lands for the People Educates Prospectors
Public Lands for the People (PLP), a strong advocacy group for property rights, recently went on a campaign to educate prospectors regarding 3809 regulations.
The Bawl Mill
• Your tax dollars at work
• He's an "expert" in stupidity
• No sense of humor
Placer Gold Deposits in the Western States
…to see the huge differences between the gold production amounts of the Western States, let’s look at the gold production—both hard rock and placer—of these 13 states up to the present.
Congressmen Richard W. Pombo and John E. Peterson’s Response to Planting of False Evidence by Environmental Extremists
GM to Cancel Mining Contracts
Governor Brian Schweitzer is calling on the Obama administration to force General Motors to honor its contract with a Montana mining company instead of going overseas to buy the precious metals used to control vehicle pollution.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Buying or Investing in Mineral Properties • The Joy of Prospecting • Company Notes • Picks & Pans: Rattlesnakes in a Gold Camp • Ask the Experts: Recommended Reading—Part I • The Tangential Impulse Water Wheel in California Gold Mining History—Part I • Consider Adding Gold to Your Portfolio • US Files Charges Against Gold Refiner • Gold in Australia • Gold in Rotten Rock • Restoring the Rule of Law to US Mining • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices