Picks & Pans: Arizona Desert Drywashing Adventure
February 2002 by Leonard LeeperAs a dedicated dredger, this was to be a totally different experience. Finding gold without using water seemed almost impossible.
Critical Metals: Copper
From time to time I’ve been doing a series on critical metals and how important they are to our complex and technological society. This month we are going to take a look at copper, and how important that metal is to our modern lives.
Resolution Copper Project To Be Reviewed By Year-End
If approved, the project would use block caving to extract the remaining ore, most of which is 7,000 feet below ground level.
Is There A Gold Shortage?
Coin and bullion dealers confirmed in mid-August that the US Mint was refusing orders from dealers.
Exploring The Historic Rand Mining District, Southern California
My largest nugget from this area is almost one-half ounce. I’ve found several smaller chunks and many pickers in addition to the fines and flakes that I put in my poke.
Getting Your Float Circuit Layout Right
Commissioning is going well; ramp-up targets are all being met and the General Manager is happy. You arrive at the plant in the morning and start reviewing the night shift logs. What you discover is the night shift had to reduce feed to the mills...
Elko Mining Expo a Success
Several thousand miners and their families made it a successful show. Local mining companies gave employees time off to attend the Thursday and Friday exhibits and events.
Melman on Gold & Silver
One of the most popular medicines commonly available is “Dramamine,” defined to be, “… used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, cramps and vertigo associated with motion sickness,” according to our favorite medical dictionary. Well, after watching the various financial, political and psychological gyrations that have been taking place in the world’s markets over the past month, we might suggest that some sort of psychological Dramamine might be in order.
The Bawl Mill • Federal and State Biologists Accused of Planting Evidence • Placer Gold in New Mexico • Mining Deaths Drop to New Low in 2001 • Prospecting for Meteorites with a Metal Detector • Aussie Gold—A Look at Victoria • The Rand of South Africa • 2001 World Gold Panning Championships • Throw-Away Gold: Back to Basics • Placer Gold Near Fairbanks, Alaska • The "Drumstick" • Company Notes • Editorial • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices