Over the Divide
April 1999 by StaffVirginia Elvira Russell
(Mining Grandma of Humbug)
March 4, 1999
Downieville: Another Gold Rush Favorite
I didn’t know what to expect because the area we were working was not close to the water, but we were pleasantly surprised when we began to pan out some nice flakes and a few pickers.
Proof Mining Districts Work!
If you need more proof that having an organized Mining District can help you, look no further than the recently proposed Methow Headwaters Withdrawal in north-central Washington State.
Our Readers Say
• "...her demise has hurt this industry beyond comprehension"
• "...the mining community suffered the loss of a good friend."
• "...they would like to host the international gold prospectors community"
Increase in Silver Demand by Photography Industry
Washington—The use of silver by the photographic industry worldwide is projected to increase 10 percent over the next five years for photographic applications ranging from amateur snapshots to medical X-rays and motion pictures, according to a new report published in the Silver Institute's Silver News.
Melman on Gold & Silver
One of the most frequently quoted sayings on Wall Street is that “markets love to climb a wall of worry.” We’re not so sure about the “climbing” part of it...
The Skaergaard Intrusion
First put on the map by two British geologists in the 1930s, the Skaergaard igneous intrusion on East Greenland’s rugged mountainous coast is arguably one of the most studied and researched rock bodies in the world.
The Bawl Mill • Editorial—BLM 43 CFR 3809 Revision Status • Our Readers Say • Miner Says Mining Could Return to Boulder • Arizona Mines and Minerals Releases New Directory • Onerous New Mining Rules Adopted in Washington State • U.S. Sued for Failure to Guard Rare Species • Miner Charged in Death of Downieville Miner • Senator Warns Against Proposal to Sell Some IMF Gold • Dry Placers in the Kamma Mountains, Nevada • Company Notes • MCS Index Shows Decrease in Mining Costs • Picks & Pans: Confessions of a Small Miner—Part II • The Saga of Sand Mountain • Nevada County Feeling Pain of Slumping Mining Industry • There's Gold in Those Tailings • Gold at Ragged Top, Arizona • Increase in Silver Demand by Photography Industry • Melman on Gold & Silver • Looking Back • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices