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September 2011 by Clay Mayes
Well, will wonders never cease!? It appears that Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan actually smiled when giving his most recent testimony to Congress. Actually, he was so upbeat that he carried the whole stock market with him—as well as others around the world. In fact, if there was one over-riding characteristic of the past month, it was the return of optimism over the economic future.
North American mining companies are hunkering down to ride out a global economic slowdown; looking to rein in spending and perhaps delay some projects and exploration.
The Tombstone Mining District of Arizona was not a major producer of silver in comparison with some districts in other states, but it has had a long and colorful history.
A prospector, who wishes to remain nameless, located the pictured chevron gold specimens on October 29, 2003.
Within the first 3 hours he and I had found pocket after pocket of gold and couldn't wait to tell Levi of our treasure.
• Judge refuses to grant preliminary injuction to end suction gold dredging moratorium in California
• Proposed listing of Yellow-legged frog and Yosemite Toad in northern California
Sampling other people's stockpiles or dumps has some inherent risks that sampling undisturbed ground does not have.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Could I stake out a 20-acre claim with a waterway running through it just as I would a lode claim? • Ask The Experts - Do I have any grandfathered rights that post FLPMA claim holders do not have? • Q&A With Detector Designer Dave Johnson • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Dredging Tips From The Golden Rogue • Understanding and Prospecting Benches • Gold in the Slate Creek Basin • Deductions: Get 'Em While You Can • Endurance Is Golden • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices • The Preacher of Sheeps**t Flats