Picks & Pans: Detecting Micro-Nuggets
May 2005 by Martin H. MilasI like to play in a big sandbox called the Mojave Desert. I have different ways of getting my kicks. My particular delight is seeing, “How low can I go?” Blame it on too much sun, but there are days I don’t feel like drywashing.
...how many of us have knowingly found or bought a meteorite—a small to large mass of stone or metal; a meteor that has survived not only a space voyage of millions of years, but also the impact of striking the earth?
In some areas these channels were thousands of feet wide, and just figuring out where you are in some of these diggings is a challenge.
President Bush signed Executive Order 13352, “Facilitation of Cooperative Conservation,” on August 26, 2004. The order instructs the departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce and Defense, and the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out their activities in a manner that “takes appropriate account of and respects the interests of persons with ownership or other legally recognized interest in land and other natural resources” and to “properly accommodate” local participation.
I’ve had great success using it to gather gold from crevices. I’d like to share the design with all of you gold miners reading this article and hope that you get as much satisfaction building and using it as I did.
Another area of growing international concern for business and industry is the recent astonishing proliferation of new government regulations and laws. Despite the presumably good intentions behind these measures it is now becoming apparent that they are imposing true costs to our economic society. The sheer variety of these laws and regulations is mind-boggling.
I thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at the basics of this important mineral separation technique and how a miner can use it to recover the values out of an ore.
In 1926, Carl W. Chilson wrote the authentic history of his family and the discovery of the legendary Apache Mine of the Silver Bullets. The story starts out in 1868 when Steve L. Chilson leaves Bandera, Texas, with his family en route...
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