Picks & Pans: Red Mountain Planted Nugget Hunt
April 2001 by Robert AbendscheinWhile there are many ways to conduct a planted nugget hunt, this article describes one way that several mining associations can get together and sponsor such an event. In this hunt, the Antelope Valley Treasure Hunter Society’s claim in the Randsburg Mining District was used as the huntfield. It was chosen because...
A federal judge has blocked a citizens' group from re-building a remote mountain road, a project that state and local officials feared might lead to violence.
Whatever system you plan to use will require a way to safely initiate the explosives from a distance. In this article, we’re going to learn the basics of electric blasting and get a hands-on example…
A prospector, who wishes to remain nameless, located the pictured chevron gold specimens on October 29, 2003.
Join Cal on an adventure in the Califonria high Sierras!
The Montana Board of Environmental Review has extended the comment deadline on a proposed rule for treating water discharged by mining operations. The new deadline is March 17.
Actually, this mid-range gold zone can exist in any eluvial placer field with a shallow zone where the ground “tightens up” below the loosely packed surface dirt to harder packed dirt. However, its presence depends upon several factors:
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