Picks & Pans: The Gold Bullion Mine
July 2001 by Ron WendtIt was here, so long ago that the Gold Bullion Mine once had a promising future. I could almost hear the old stamp mill still echoing out its rhythm, pounding rich gold ore into small pieces.
...what do you do when someone intentionally or continually takes gold or other precious metals from your claim?
• 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
Soaring prices for copper and molybdenum are producing record profits for mining companies and new jobs in some Arizona towns.
It's not THE Hope Diamond, but a half-carat yellow gem worth up to $700 will fit that bill for an elementary school student from, where else, Hope.
An original copy of our very first issue was recently found at the North Star Mining Museum in California by Carol Marshall, and the museum was nice enough to return it to us! (Read the full story.)
The issue is now available as a free pdf download. The file is approximately 7Mb.
(A black & white reprint is also available for $6.00 plus postage.)
Click here to download a copy.
That is the course and intention for this article—to wander through some of the lessons I have learned in my thirty-two years of metal detecting and prospecting.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Global Warming—The Press Gets it Wrong, Our Report Doesn't Support the Kyoto Treaty • Former Sunshine Miners Find Work in Montana • CMA Conference Summary • Uranium Deposits • Washington Gold & Fish Update • Prospecting for Diamonds: Is It a Diamond or Crystal Quartz? • Basic Information About Gold Detectors • Oil Seeps in Northern California • Diamond Dealer Prevails in Congo • Company Notes • Arizona's Border Silver Camps • The Stonewall Jackson Mine, San Diego County, California • Proposal Submitted for Lab at Homestake • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver