Picks & Pans: Dredging After The Flood
March 2004 by Gordon WieczorekIt was dredging season, 1997, after the catastrophic flood had hit us in January—a flood that took out bridges, roadways, undermined the railroad tracks in several places, and isolated us in the town of Quincy, California, for a week. The fog was so thick that planes couldn’t even land at the airport.
How to Utilize Assays and Evaluate Results
Ask the lab manager how your ores will be tested, and ask to see the equipment that will be used. If you are told it’s a secret that can’t be explained, you need another assayer.
Ask The Experts
Q: Is this gold or some other metal?
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Wild Rush to Find More Cobalt—Part I
While some future cobalt will come from recycling lithium batteries and other products, the coming huge need for cobalt is virtually a perfect storm of heavy demand and insufficient supply.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• IBLA rules against miner for "late" filing
• Wyoming appeals roadless decision
• Mercury reduction program slated for California
• Oregon wilderness
• Oregon miner prevails in lawsuit against Forest Service and District Ranger
• Canada pulls out of Kyoto Climate Treaty
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Fair and Balanced? If You Have the Cash • Pocket Gold in Gneiss • Australian Prospector Detects 150-Ounce Nugget • The Tangential Impulse Water Wheel in California Gold Mining History—Part II • Mining Industry Enthusiastic About Prospects • Looking For Gold in All The Right Places • Fraser Institute Ranks Best Regions for Mining Investment • Ask the Experts: Recommended Reading—Part II • Red Lake, Ontario • Company Notes • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices