Picks & Pans: Prospecting at Mills Creek, Alaska
March 2000 by Steve HerschbachI particularly enjoyed this little expedition. It is always nice to get out and spend time with my father, Bud Herschbach. He has taken a liking to Mills Creek and was anxious to return and look for more nuggets.
Metals Trader Blows the Whistle on Gold & Silver Price Manipulation
Maguire and the traders and companies they represent were all aware of the price manipulation and were all profiting from it, but it became such a regular occurrence that his conscience told him it was time to put a stop to it. That’s when he contacted the CFTC.
Montana's Virginia City Has Golden Legacy
The discovery of gold at Alder Creek, centrally located in Madison County, Montana, was unusually well documented, with the date and time placed at May 26th, 1863, at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon. A group of six miners had been searching the area with little luck until the leader, Bill Fairweather, spotted an exposed area of promising bedrock. He dug up a shovel full of dirt and put it in Henry Edgar’s pan for washing. About the same time that Edgar was busy washing out the pan, Fairweather was poking around the bedrock with his pocketknife. Both spotted the color of gold at once.
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: The Pains of Prospecting
We started off excited and enthusiastic as we began hiking up the river, daydreaming about finding big gold.
Melman on Gold & Silver
For gold advocates, the theme this past month could have been Life should be beautiful! After all, just consider some of the events of the past month.
Comments Needed On Pebble Project Draft EIS
If you do not have the time to read the entire document, I would suggest starting with the Executive Summary that begins on page 80.
BC Premier Heralds "Golden Decade" in Forestry and Mining
British Columbia is poised for a “golden decade” in forestry and mining, Premier Gordon Campbell says.
The Bawl Mill • Group Sues Feds Over New Nat'l Monuments • Tribe Joins Idaho in Roadless Suit • 10,000 Shovels Back Protest • Letter to the Editor—From Mike Miller, President, Original Sixteen to One Mine • U.S. Dept. of Interior Inspectors in Arizona • Wyoming Tops in Royalties • Sunnyside, Arizona • Evaluating a Placer Discovery • Company Notes • Treasures for Sale • "Gold" Coin Debuts • Delamar District, Nevada • Millie's Tailings • Adventure at the 420 Level • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices