Our Readers Say
August 2005 by Staff• Re: ICMJ's Mine Market ads
• "The enjoyment of prospecting"
One of the largest underground copper mines in the world officially closed mid-January, as demolition crews blasted its twin smelter stacks.
In order to give the reader a better appreciation of some alternative valuable minerals that can be found by the average prospector, we visited Bob Thompson’s Opal Mountain Mine located in Spencer, Idaho.
The placer mineral identification key is designed to answer this question. It attempts to recognize all the minerals in your gold pan concentrates.
We spent the morning in a meeting with one of the higher-ups at the US Forest Service. I presented him with 412 complaints received from our readers, along with a summary of the complaints to make his job easier.
Silver was discovered in the mountains as early as 1875, but the first “official” discovery was in 1881.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
The Bawl Mill • Greenstone Belts in Minnesota • The Paradox Basin—Part II • A Sleeping Giant • Buying a Used Gold Dredge • Looking Back • Gold in Vermont • Picks & Pans: Prospecting on Perry Creek • 9th Circuit Court Hears Pilgrim Family Case • The First Mine in America • National Mining Hall of Fame to Induct Five • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices