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April 2001 by Staff• "A better working relationship needs to be established..."
Sometimes it takes a hard head to go beneath a hardhat. Digging for gold isn’t the easiest way to make a living, yet it’s an honorable profession, dealing a lot with nature.
The case of Howe vs. Bank of International Settlements et al.—I like to call it Howe vs. All the Money in the World—was roughed up a little but survived its first day of hearing in federal court in Boston.
I’ve been in enough mines to know better, and I mentally kicked myself several times. That was a close call…
Now, the Old Hundred-Mine boarding house has a new lease on life thanks to a town where some cling to the relics of a vanquished mining industry...
Q: I’m a fairly new dredger. I was told that the black sands contain fine gold that is tough to see and recover, so I have been saving the black sands when I do my clean up. What method should I use to get the gold out?
A Wilfley table works best when all of the mineral being run across it (the pulp) is about the same size. For this reason, I took a good look at each of the samples.
The Bawl Mill • Gold & Fish in Washington • Original Sixteen to One Goes to Court—Challenges MSHA Citations • The Great Gold Rush of Nome, Alaska • Picks & Pans: Red Mountain Planted Nugget Hunt • Silver at Calico, California • The South Pass Gold Placers, Western Wyoming • Discovery of the Silver Bullets • Tonopah Historic Mining Park • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Mine Forced to Pay for Grizzly Habitat and More