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Mining Law—A Short History


The General Mining Law of 1872 is not antiquated, but its roots are ancient, stemming from Greek and Roman law, and continued in English and Spanish law. The recorded laws and practices of mining extend back nearly 3000 years.

The Hanging Tree


The Big Swede was working his pan trying to get rid of the black sand. Usually there were others at the river, but on this day he was there alone. He figured that most of the other fellow miners were either doing their laundry, or working.

All About Garnets


I get a lot of questions from prospectors about garnets, their value and what they tell us about the geology of some types of mineral deposits. So I thought it would be a good idea to take a closer look at the lowly garnet and learn a bit more about it.

Ask The Experts — How have fellow dredgers modified their dredges in order to retain fine gold?


Q: In the article by David Knowlen, “There’s Still Gold in the Umpqua River,” January 2008, the author stated that “most conventional dredges with normal angles of sluice setup do not retain this gold.”...

The Bawl Mill


• The environmental Robin Hood
• But it looked good on paper...
• Low-quality reputation hits home

Ask The Experts—Jet nozzle or suction nozzle? Which is best for my highbanker?


I have a highbanker, and I am considering adding a suction piece to make it a combo.

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