Picks & Pans: The Trophy Hunt
August 2002 by R.E. DivineOut of the frying pan and into the fridge! I just returned from the trip of a lifetime—Ganes Creek, Alaska. It all started back in November of last year when Steve Herschbach announced the Clark/Weize Mining Company was going to offer up...
Is a miniature spectrometer in our future?
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
Excited for this first notable evidence, I returned to that riverbed, looking for another paystreak and obviously more jade.
How can it make sense to pass legislation to increase the spending power of the citizenry in order to stimulate economic activity and, at the same time, enact a series of new taxes that will diminish spending power?
The black sand was loaded with mercury from the river, but there wasn’t enough to pick up all the fines. We took out the amalgam and had to suction up the remaining fine gold.
The following was excerpted from a published decision of Interior Department Office of Hearings and Appeals
The Austrian Mint recently unveiled its new coin—a 68-pound, 24-carat gleaming gold disc worth about $500,000—touting it as the world’s largest and a powerful investment tool.
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