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.
Portable, hand-operated, bellows drywashers have been used for over a hundred years to recover gold in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, California and Nevada. Drywashers were considered a last resort over...
Floods and landslides that struck Sri Lanka several months ago, killing 266 people, may bring a windfall for miners. The movement of tons of soil and rock is believed to have unearthed new gems according to local industry workers.
She said a few thoughts did cross her mind at the time; she thought maybe she should have looked more thoroughly for that hand-drawn map to the claim that we had given her the previous year.
As the river dredgers soon learned, it was not a good idea to leave your dredge in the Fortymile River over winter.
The latest Mining Cost Service (MCS) Cost indexes, released on February 26 by Western Mine Engineering, Inc., display a hint of a silver lining in the cloud hanging over the U.S. Mining Industry.
For this article, I am focusing on industrial production plants that can handle 10 cubic yards per hour or more and would be fed by a loader or other heavy equipment...
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