Picks & Pans: Leon Always Finds the Most Gold
March 2001 by John AndersonSince 1986, I have spent the summer months camped out on a river, looking for gold. The summer of 2000 was no exception.
Perhaps the greatest single impression a visitor to the interior of Mexico is left with is the grinding poverty of the countryside. While there are pockets of apparent prosperity, most of the citizens appear to live in conditions of poor...
Copper is one of the metals that form the backbone of our modern civilization. Copper is an essential part of every computer, cell phone, automobile and household appliance.
In a dramatic reversal of policy the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has posted the following on the huge internet auction house, eBay. Mining claims are currently being offered on eBay with prices ranging into the millions of dollars and apparently the BLM is concerned that many of these claims may not have mineral values that reflect their huge asking prices, be improperly filed, or have one or more of the many other problems that can affect mining claims.
• Oregon dredging bill defeated
• California bill would exempt dredgers from permitting
• Possible ESA listing
• Washington State tries to impose more fees on miners
• 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
Met by jeers and cheers from more than 1,000 people, US Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) made another pitch to create three new national monuments in the deserts of southern California recently.
There aren’t too many workable placer deposits of platinum in the world today. Most of the platinum found is in hardrock lodes, usually mixed in the gold, silver or copper outcrops.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Gem Theft in Tucson • BLM 3809 Final Rule Implications • Winter Dredging • Selecting a Gold Recovery System • Placer Diamonds in Venezuela • Company Notes • The Swift Shore Mine 1862—Present • Placer Gold in the Black Hills, South Dakota • Platinum and Diamond Discoveries Shine New Light on Historic Alaska Gold-Mining District • GATA Update • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices