Our Readers Say
June 2001 by Staff• "Fighting Back..."
My first personal experience with placer diamonds was on a gold prospecting trip in Indiana about 8 years ago, when a fellow prospector was cleaning his gold concentrates.
• “...especially fond of the articles written by Dan Hausel”
• “You are for the serious miner!”
• “I’ve learned so much.”
For this article, I am focusing on industrial production plants that can handle 10 cubic yards per hour or more and would be fed by a loader or other heavy equipment...
Washington’s mineral prospecting regulations, adopted Jan. 1999, have indeed caused great chaos for those who enjoy the hobby and also those who were accustomed to making a living by operating larger (8”) dredges. The discussion within the miners’ network has not decreased; at best it is a slow simmer.
The Forest Service is being criticized for spending $15,000 to rent a helicopter to empty sewage from a remote outhouse in northeast Nevada, work a citizens group had volunteered to do for free by using a closed forest road that the group wants reopened.
The operation and techniques employed are highly successful in producing free gold with minimal work involved while maintaining an environment protection process through the use of recycled water and a settling pond.
The Bawl Mill • San Diego County Tourmaline • Nebraska Couple Finds Big Nugget in Arizona • Great Basin Gold • Company Notes • GATA Update • Picks & Pans: Selecting a Gold Dredge • VLF Detectors and the Effect of Mineralization While Nuggetshooting • Search for the Legendary Sierra Azul • Public Lands for the People Educates Prospectors • Harshaw's Silver Days • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver • Crandon Mine Decision Still Years Away, Says State • Investors Hope to Revive Idaho Gold Mine