Oregon Miners Update
April 2007 by Tom KitcharThe Siskiyou Regional Education Project (SREP) v. Siskiyou National Forest case over the requirement for plans of operation for suction dredge mining is now in the hands of the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
As a gold prospector for the past ten years, I thought that I had a fair understanding of the steps necessary to find gemstones.
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.”
Q: Aside from the softness scratch test and other methods of identification, what feedback would you have on identifying gold in hard rock that may be mixed with other metals that affect its color?
We are sad to say that one our most beloved writers, Ron Wendt, passed away on November 10, 2007.
ICMJ applauds BLM whistleblower and US District Court Judge for their integrity
Within the arid desert regions of the American Southwest and Western Australia, drywashers have proven to be a simple and inexpensive method for concentrating placer gold. Drywashers are not limited to desert operations...
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