Picks & Pans: How to Succeed in a Small Mine, A Case History: 1990-2000
May 2001 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayThe first requirement for a successful mine operation is a market for the product, metallic or nonmetallic. The second requirement is to deliver a quality salable product...
• Federal budget priorities
• Wilderness bills proposed
• Inyo County fights back
• Comments needed by concerned miners in New Mexico
The gold in this area can get quite large. Most of the pieces are about half a pennyweight on average.
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
When I received an invitation for a Fourth of July dredging trip from my friend Leonard, I thought it a terrific way to not only show respect for America's freedoms, but also as a way to honor the throngs of prospectors whose labors fueled our nation's...
• Sick and tired of being sick and tired—I need a vacation!
• Straight from the horse's mouth
• The federal budget is about to SNAP
• Taxation without (insurance) representation
- Massive 660-page lands bill passed in the Senate
• Prison inmate has a change of heart...
• Go on, take the money and run...
• Pampered politicians at work...
• If you can't find it, can you deduct it?
The Bawl Mill • Original Sixteen to One Goes to Court—Challenges MSHA Citations Part II • The Golden Triangle of Sonora, Mexico • Using Legal Subdivision • Placer vs. Lode Gold • Gold Tellurides: Tellurium, an Assay Impurity • Court Hears Arguments Over Rights to Shipwreck • Charcoal Crucible Recipe • Discovery of the Mountain Pass REO Deposit • Romance of the Old Silver King • Record-Breaking Alaskan Nugget for Sale • Company Notes • Nevada Gold Production Up Despite Lower Prices • Gold in Guatemala • Bush Taps Utah Resident for Labor Post • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Honda Pares Down Use of Precious Metals in Autos