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Picks & Pans: Detecting at Ganes Creek

My long and tedious trip started July 9, 2005, from Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on a flight to Atlanta. I changed planes and continued on to Anchorage, Alaska.

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Coeur d'Alene Mines Sees Future in Bolivia


Coeur d’Alene Mines newest silver project has found a home in a historic Bolivian mining district.
The company will build a $135 million open-pit mine at the base of Cerro Rico, the “rich hill” that was the site of a 1545 silver strike.

Using Legal Subdivision


“Legal Subdivision” is a method used to describe various tracts of land, including most placer mining claims. Anyone wanting to research mining claims in order to find “open ground,” for the purpose of prospecting and/or locating a mining claim, will need to know how to use this tool.

Gold in Mono County, California


Lode gold and silver mines and prospects can be found in many parts of Mono County, from the Sweetwater Mountains on the north to the White Mountains on the south, and at elevations ranging from 5,000 to 12,000 feet. Mining activity on the rugged east flank of the Sierra Nevada is now severely restricted, especially in resort areas and where lands adjoin Yosemite National Park.

The Joy of Prospecting


I have been prospecting and mining for gold, both as a hobby and as an occupation, for nearly 30 years. From the deep green forests to the rolling sagebrush hills, few people see as much of America’s wide-open spaces as I do.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Meeting planned to address small-scale regulations
• Karuk Tribe update
• Oregon dredgers in their own fight over regulations

Sandstone Silver in Texas


Sandstone silver deposits are found at several places near Van Horn, West Texas. The region is in the Basin Range province, which is characterized by low mountain ranges separated by broad desert valleys. Most of the region receives less than 10 inches of rain per year, barely enough to support scrubby desert vegetation. Van Horn (Pop. 3,000) is 121 miles, by highway, east of El Paso.

Fly Fishing the Mine Tailings/Headwaters of the Clark Fork, Montana


Outside of Butte, Montana, going north on I90, you’ll pass through a landscape where the old Anaconda mining company processed thousands of tons of ore twenty years ago. We meant to fish in the vicinity of this historic mining district though we knew it is a Federally classified Superfund site for reclamation now.

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