Picks & Pans: George Duffy Jr.—Pocket Miner Extraordinaire
September 2004 by Jim StraightDuring the Miocene and Pliocene mid-Tertiary Epochs, the Great Basin, Mojave, and Sonoran deserts within parts of California, Nevada, and Arizona became the source—the genesis—of ubiquitous epithermal “precious metal” fissure-gold veins associated with extensive acidic volcanic lava flows that blanketed much of the Cordillera during this time.
Wyoming—A Land That Time (And Explorationists) Forgot
Wyoming is a vast state, covering nearly 260,000 km2 of surface area, which houses fewer people than most cities (less than 500,000 call Wyoming home). The state has no state income tax, is driven by taxes generated by the oil and gas...
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Legislative and Regulatory Update
• ANWR through Senate
• Several proposed bills up for comment
• Okay, there is one good bill
Tracing Gold To Its Source
In this article I am going to talk about the different sources of gold and the clues a prospector can follow to find the source.
Ask The Experts—Columbium/Niobium
Q: I have samples that have assayed 45-75% columbium/niobium. What is it used for? Do you know anyone who is actively processing this ore? Where should I go from here?
Clarification on Oregon's SB838
The 100-yard restriction in SB838 actually applies to all motorized mining for the purpose of extracting gold, silver or any other precious metal that results in the disturbance of vegetation.
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