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.
• Bringing down the house
• German "manhandlers"
• Don't call us; we'll call you...
• Laziness pays off
This missive is making the rounds on the Internet. Author unknown, but must be a miner, builder, or lumber worker...
Fourteen-year-old Jacob Hopkins and his father Mike headed out like they do most weekends, to do a little fishing and hunt for gold.
In last month’s issue we covered the initial discovery of gold, the subsequent gold rush that occurred around Nome, some of the geology of the area and past production. We’ll conclude the article in this issue with a further examination of the geology and deposit types, discuss the resources...
...while the public appears sold on the idea of imminent recovery and government politicians continually issue statements in support of that concept, several responsible columnists have issued their own predictions, and they are hardly optimistic.
Face-to-face meetings in Washington, DC, with Trump administration officials and members of Congress are still on hold due to the coronavirus, but Public Lands for the People is continuing to work on mining-related issues via phone and email.
Public Lands for the People is taking on the government on behalf of miners to prevent more closures of public lands to mining and to stop excessive regulations...
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