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March 2004 by Staff• "...too many take the easy way out..."
• " Gold in Arkansas" was especially helpful to me.
The Oatman/San Francisco Mining District’s historic gold production of 2.2 million ounces of gold since the 1880s makes this area Arizona’s greatest primary gold producing district.
We found the area where this patch of gold nuggets was located by researching several books on old mining districts. By the end of the 2006 winter we had about five different locations that we wanted to investigate.
The mysteries of this spot were only just starting to develop. There is nothing but very bland granite-type rocks here, meaning no bold, favorable indicators.
Gold was mined in the Council Region several years before it was known at Nome, and from this vicinity the prospectors set out and made the Nome placers familiar to the world.
As noted on page 26 of this publication, your columnist spent five days in January immersed in two important conventions regarding precious metals mining and, of all the pieces of information bandied about within the mining community, one unbelievable set of numbers, little known or noticed by the public—but of immense potential impact on our world of gold and silver...
The solution focused on the relative difference in malleability between gold and waste, rather than the difference in density exploited by gravity circuits.
This year the State Gold Panning Championships were held August 24-27, at the California State Fair, sponsored by the Motherlode Goldhounds and Cal Expo.
The Bawl Mill • Fair and Balanced? If You Have the Cash • Pocket Gold in Gneiss • Australian Prospector Detects 150-Ounce Nugget • The Tangential Impulse Water Wheel in California Gold Mining History—Part II • Picks & Pans: Dredging After The Flood • Mining Industry Enthusiastic About Prospects • Looking For Gold in All The Right Places • Fraser Institute Ranks Best Regions for Mining Investment • Ask the Experts: Recommended Reading—Part II • Red Lake, Ontario • Company Notes • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices