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Picks & Pans—The Green Rock, Rattlesnakes, Good Gold and Ruth's Mine

After a long winter, gold flakes swirling around in black sand at the bottom of my pan was a welcome sight.

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Trade-Ins, Swaps and Like-Kind Exchanges


While most prospectors, mine operators and business owners are aware that “like-kind” exchanges can be an excellent way to postpone the gain resulting when any of the operation’s assets are disposed of, few give any thought to the value...

Northwestern Alaska Mineral Resources


Gold and jade are actually only minor mineral resources for the Northwestern Alaska region as a whole. Modern prospecting has focused more on base metal than precious metal resources.

Oregon Suction Dredge Permit Update


On May 29, 2007, the Eastern Oregon Mining Association (EOMA) filed their Opening Brief in the Oregon Court of Appeals against the Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Celebrities take over hearing, and at least one senator is fed up
• Ruling Upholds EPA's authority to address Garcia River, other waterways polluted by runoff
• US Supreme Court: Sokaogon Chippewa can set water standard
• 1872 Mining Law under attack
• Waiting for a decision about 43CFR 3809

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Utah's Kathleen Clarke nominated for top BLM post
• 3809 Regulations—Letter Drive
• Judge rules on Oregon coho salmon
• Norton joins fight against environmentalist lies...

Drywashing for Eluvial Gold in the Desert—Using a Portable Drywasher and Hand Tools


Often the gold being recovered by drywashing is too fine to be recovered by metal detecting. For every “detectable” nugget found, there could be hundreds of smaller flakes of non-detectable size. Thus, for those that “read the ground,” and snipe for areas of favorable placer concentration, drywashing will continue to be both an inexpensive...

Searching for a Paying Hardrock Deposit


Quartz float rock is always intriguing. Where is the vein it came from if it’s still in existence, and is it carrying some gold? Because of the possibility of the quartz carrying some color, we are always looking, checking, detecting, crushing, assaying...

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