Our Readers Say
October 1999 by Staff• "...the small miner and prospector has lost one of their greatest friends."
• "As a taxpayer, I have to wonder what kind of fantasy land our government regulatory employees and managers live in."
• " ... this 'batty' line of reasoning was ludicrous."
California Miners Locate Rich Pocket of Specimen Gold
Over fifty pieces of dendritic gold, ranging from 1 gram up to 2.5 ounces, were recently discovered at a mine in the Allegheny Mining District in Northern California.
Turning Hobby Mining into Business Mining
The first thing a person should do is seriously consider whether they want to go mining as a hobby or a business, and the tax implications of the choice.
What Equipment Do I Need?
Getting started in prospecting often requires the purchase of some equipment, but one can spend as little as $10 and be finding gold or spend thousands and also be finding gold—yet you will probably have many more opportunities and possibilities with more and better equipment.
NAS Agrees to Review Superfund Science
The National Academy of Sciences has taken a step toward reviewing a proposed cleanup plan in Idaho.
The Bawl Mill
• Don't go near the water...
• Accused drug smuggler can sue the US government
• This won't look good on a resume...
• Nature Conservancy caught with hand in the cookie jar
British Columbia to Streamline Filing of Mining Claims
Tired of trudging through quagmires, over mountains and slipping into bloodsucker infested mud holes to stake your mining claim? Then perhaps you should consider British Columbia. BC is moving towards an Internet-based claim staking system that will allow you to stake your claims during football half-time festivities.
The Bawl Mill • The Economy, The Environment and Equity • Carrizozo Lava Older Than Once Thought • Montana Mining Association Raising Cash • GATA Releases Open Letter to the Press • WANTED: Mining Poets, Singers & Storytellers • BLM Proposed Rule Making Affects Mining Claims • Company Notes • Mining Battle Case Under Advisement • Sutro Tunnel a Big Draw • Picks & Pans: Prospecting for Lode Gold • The Search for Specimen (Pocket) Gold in the California Mother Lode • Gemstones • Dry Lakes in Nevada • A Hairsbreadth from Death • Special Suction Dredge Permits in Jeopardy • Cartwrights Celebrate 40 Years in Nevada • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back