Over the Divide
November 2006 by StaffLesa Dale Barton, formerly of Armadillo Mining Shop of Grants Pass, Oregon, passed away September 6, 2006 after bravely fighting cancer for several months.
The Central American nation of Guatemala is better known for civil unrest, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions than it is for gold. However, there is gold in the country, and there are undoubtedly many undiscovered deposits in the jungles and rainforests.
Potholes in bedrock can trap placer minerals and even be glory holes. They are, at least, interesting geologic phenomena, and at best, a treasure trove of gold nuggets.
Ceremonies for the induction of four mining industry pioneers into the National Mining Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, September 13, 2008, at the Charles F. Barber Pavilion of the Museum Convention Center in Leadville, Colorado.
• Getting scolded during recess happens to adults, too.
• On-the-job training
• Batteries not included
• By the numbers
Watching a computer screen, Pat Drummond monitors a complex system of pipelines and vats that produce 55-gallon drums of uranium, weighing 600 to 1,000 pounds each, ready to be shipped to nuclear power plants across the globe.
Unquestionably, it was the other side of the Atlantic Ocean—that is the European side—that provided virtually all the political, economic and social fireworks during the past month.
The Bawl Mill • International Wayside Resurrects Gold Rush in British Columbia • Prospecting in Northern Sierra County, California • Government Says New Mine Will Benefit Bears • RS 2477 Fact vs. Fiction • The Nome Goldfields • Basic Sniping: Prospecting With a Pan & Simple Hand Tools • Trio Accused of Stealing $1.7 Million in Gold • Ivanhoe Partners With Rio Tinto • The Business of Mining: Swap, Trade, or Exchange • Wyoming Expects Profits from Uranium • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices