Over the Divide
January 2014 by Scott HarnRobert Joseph Dahlke
(1939 - 2013)
Kimberlite is very difficult for geologists to find, let alone prospectors and rock hounds. This is because kimberlite is rarely exposed on the surface and few people know how to identify the rock.
• I-147 will be on the ballot
• Consolidation granted
• More rivers off-limits to mining
• Valley fills decision appealed
• Forest Service cites dredgers
• Time extended for roadless comments
• Newmont water permit voided
The country we were to visit was Burkina Faso, a small country about the same size of my home state of Nevada with about 10 times more people. The second day I was in Africa, we went out to the goldfields for the first time.
In a federal lawsuit, a family claims the US Mint illegally seized 10 gold coins that the family had found among a dead relative’s possessions.
Banking problems continue to find their way into the world’s financial media, and we note below that another nation, Slovenia, is now grabbing attention with a banking crisis of their own as well as a downgrading of their national bonds by Moody’s Investment Services.
• One less obstacle for illegal aliens and illegal drugs
The extraordinary rebound in gold prices is claiming some unlikely victims—a few of the gold mining companies themselves.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts: Big rocks or small cobbles? • Ask the Experts: Quartz rock and the chance of gold in my area of New Hampshire? • Ask the Experts: Equipment and gold locations in Colorado • Ask the Experts: Silent partners and mining—is it worth the risk? • Sierra County Gold—Part II • The Silver Islet Mountains of Utah • Gold Placers of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska • Alternative Gold Leaching Methods • Prospecting for Diamonds in Kimberlite • Additional Note Regarding "Strategic Metals—Part II" • Take a Kid Detecting • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices