Picks & Pans: Basic Dry Washing Operations in Gold Placer Mining
September 1999 by StaffSome of the advantages of dry washing operations are low overhead costs (inexpensive methods and equipment), and the fact that many mining operations can be conducted by one or two individuals.
While the bullion value of the nugget is already substantial, the size and rarity of the Ausrox Nugget combine to make its worth invaluable in the collector market.
At least 6 million ounces of gold have been produced in Oregon since 1859. Since there are no accurate records of production prior to 1904, it is obvious that total gold production was considerably higher than that which has been recorded.
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The Delamar (Ferguson) mining district is located in Lincoln County, Nevada, some 29 miles by road, southwest of Caliente. The district is on the west side of the Delamar Mountains at elevations between 5,900 and 6,600 feet.
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Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Bawl Mill • Over the Divide • Our Readers Say • Feds Eye Restrictions on AZ Archaeological Sites • IMF Reconsidering Gold Sales to Finance Debt • Governors Focus on Aid for Laid-off Miners • Nevada Counties, Towns Get Forest Service Grants • Labor Dept. Approves Aid to Laid-off Nevada Miners • Company Notes • ISEE Celebrates 25 Years • Washington Miner Wins Poetry Contest • Gold Coin Sales Boosted by Low Prices • The Klamath Mountains • Silver Posts Best Price in 11 Years—Strong Investment Interest and Steady Demand Cited • Platinum—Group Metals • Historic Mining at Mount Diablo, CA • Gold in the Drum Mountains • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back