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Picks & Pans: Detecting Micro-Nuggets

Any detector specifically designed to respond to small gold will do. The best ones are the lightest ones with the smallest coils.

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• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Mountain Province Mining Inc.
• Canyon Resources Corp.

Montana's Virginia City Has Golden Legacy


The discovery of gold at Alder Creek, centrally located in Madison County, Montana, was unusually well documented, with the date and time placed at May 26th, 1863, at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon. A group of six miners had been searching the area with little luck until the leader, Bill Fairweather, spotted an exposed area of promising bedrock. He dug up a shovel full of dirt and put it in Henry Edgar’s pan for washing. About the same time that Edgar was busy washing out the pan, Fairweather was poking around the bedrock with his pocketknife. Both spotted the color of gold at once.

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Tesla RoadsterElon Musk, co-founder of PayPal, has begun production of a fully-electric car at his new company, Tesla Motors. Though the first vehicles to roll off the production line were manufactured in the United Kingdom, the company just announced that the...

The Bawl Mill


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Congressmen Richard W. Pombo and John E. Peterson’s Response to Planting of False Evidence by Environmental Extremists

Sampling Mineral Deposits


The accurate sampling of mineral deposits for testing and analysis is perhaps the most important step involved in both mineral exploration and development. It is a critical factor in initial prospecting efforts and the preliminary investigation of grassroots exploration projects, yet sampling is often performed in a haphazard and incomplete fashion during the early stages of prospecting and exploration activities.

Company Finds Gold in Wyoming’s Rattlesnake Hills


Wayne Sutherland, a metals, gemstones and economic geology specialist with the Wyoming State Geological Survey, said the initial exploration samples were significant.

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