Picks & Pans: Auburn Ravine Gold
January 2005 by Paul GieseThe high early spring runoff was in full force this late February 2004 day, lapping midway up the floodwall. As my good friend, and mining partner, Eric Johnson and I stood there watching the stream rush by behind his cabin, we wondered aloud what...
Precious Metals in the Patagonia Mountains
The Patagonia Mountains are a small but rugged mountain range that adjoins the Mexican border some 9 to 16 miles east of the border town of Nogales. The range trends northerly for 14 miles and is about 10 miles wide, reaching an elevation...
Metal Detector Testing Methods
San Manuel Mine Officially Closes With a Bang
One of the largest underground copper mines in the world officially closed mid-January, as demolition crews blasted its twin smelter stacks.
Revisiting Commerce Resources—A Tantalum and Niobium Mining Project
One of the most intriguing company articles we have written during the past few years was based on our late Spring 2005 visit to Commerce Resources’ tantalum and niobium project in the towering mountains of east-central British Columbia...
Wyoming Tops in Royalties
Wyoming received the largest amount of revenues associated with mineral leases on federal lands within its borders last year.
Rediscovering Placerville, California
Several areas came to mind, but each was eliminated for one reason or another. One that seemed to be hanging on was the old historic mining town called Placerville.
The Bawl Mill • Convention Report • Interview with Congressman Gibbons on Mining Law Reform • The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part II—Pocket Hunting for Residual Placers • Gold Canyon Resources Targets Gallium • Tucson Mountain Chaos • Suit Filed to Stop Mining in Northern California • Niobium and Tantalum • The Iola Mine Group, Montgomery County, North Carolina • Effectively Using a Detector and Drywasher for Placer Gold • Mining Companies Use Conservative Valuations • Company Notes • Accident at Robinson Mine Leaves Two Dead • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices