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March 2004 by Staff• "...too many take the easy way out..."
• " Gold in Arkansas" was especially helpful to me.
I don’t know what to do next. Should I get an assay of the quartz? Can you recommend someone? Should I somehow crush the rock & search for a gold vein? Am I just wasting my time?
There are numerous old mercury (quicksilver) mines in the central Coast Ranges of California, from San Benito County on the south to Lake County on the north, a distance of 225 miles.
Is there a reasonable and cost effective way to separate out the values?
The question that most new people have is, “What do I detect?” Most people have a picture in their mind of what it takes to make what they are seeing a good place to detect. This is what I will try to sort out for you.
Look around for areas where you don’t see detector holes or drywasher piles and try your test hole at these spots to determine depth to bedrock.
The big moment finally arrived. With Norm suited up, I pulled the motor to life and felt instantly better. There’s really something relaxing about the sound of a dredge running—they don’t sound like anything else.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has increased mining claim location fees and maintenance fees in a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2009.
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