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The early day miners feared it, and it happened a lot more often than they would have liked: the easily worked rich surface ores they discovered gave way as they mined downward to a vein full of sulfides, base metals and other nasty, rebellious and...
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• Can't see the forest through the trees
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I thought I’d try something totally different—a large area of small material tailings. After about an hour of digging and test panning we both had more gold than all the other digs combined.
The 2011 gold season had finally got underway on the Middle Fork of the Feather River near Quincy, California. Cold weather and high water had pushed gold mining into mid-summer, but things were looking up.
An environmental group has staked a claim to mine 20 acres of land next to a posh subdivision near Hayden Lake, Idaho, to illustrate how antiquated the nation’s mining laws have become.
Can a metal detector be used to find limonitic gossan material?
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