Pacific Northwest Miners Request Help
August 2001 by Tom KitcharOn May 29, 2001, the Siskiyou Natl. Forest (SNF) announced that they will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the effects of suction dredging, with the hope of eventually approving Plans of Operation, as required by the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan.
It’s important to pay attention to where you dig, because just like any placer, the gold in dry placers is concentrated in certain spots. This is especially true when you are testing and trying to determine the potential of a placer area.
Gold can show up in unexpected places at times, so I don’t like to tell people where not to look. An exception is where the gold is likely to be very deep.
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The most obvious benches are usually near the valley floor, but they can be thousands of feet above the valley floor. Since benches were made by streams, they can contain placer deposits.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • The Public Process—Getting Involved and Making a Difference • USFS Roadless Comments Reopened • Flat-Fault Gold • Basic Drywashing Principles • Fields of Gold • Picks & Pans: All That Glitters Pans Out Well! • De Beers Undergoes Overhaul • Gold in Michigan • Update on the West Mojave Desert Planning Area • 2001 Inductees to the National Mining Hall of Fame • Company Notes • The Spanish Silver of Mowry • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices