Picks & Pans: All That Glitters Pans Out Well!
August 2001 by Mary-Anne SmithArmed with my heavy bucket of gravel and, most importantly, my gold pan, I anxiously waded knee-deep into the mucky water. At the ready, the swish-swash splish-splash was all I heard as I hurriedly shook my gold pan, turfing out all the bigger bits of rock and clumps of mud. My clean clothes and even my face were soon splattered with mud in my race to pan as much gold in 20 minutes as my spindly arms would allow!
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Revett Silver Company, formerly Sterling Mining Company, hopes to reopen a dormant copper and silver mine near Troy, Montana, in the next six months because higher copper prices have made the operation practical, an executive said.
Two years after the Bre-X gold mine scandal, the Toronto Stock Exchange proposed dozens of measures February 2 to protect investors from future mining-industry scams.
• ESA changes for the better
Perhaps no one factor has caused more confusion in the search for ore than the attempt to use color as a guide to prospecting. Yet, there is a reason for every color seen in rocks, so it deserves to be noted.
Q: I plan to be filing as the sole owner of the claim. How many claims can I file for and what would be the size of claim(s)?
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • The Public Process—Getting Involved and Making a Difference • Pacific Northwest Miners Request Help • USFS Roadless Comments Reopened • Flat-Fault Gold • Basic Drywashing Principles • Fields of Gold • 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