Picks & Pans: Tips for Nuggestshooting—How to Increase Your Gold Finds (Part II)
May 2000 by Chris GholsonThus far we have only briefly discussed the methods used by early miners to process auriferous desert gravels. However, old workings can be extremely productive places to search with a metal detector.
We had discovered during previous trips that some of the staff members had difficulty comprehending the specific issues related to mining, so prior to heading back to DC, we laid out the reasons for our proposed legislation...
Following the hundreds of delivery complaints we received regarding our January 2006 issue, the US Postal Service made a few suggestions to help stem the tide of late deliveries.
There are a few questions you will need to ask yourself before you apply for a suction dredge permit from the State Water Resources Control Board.
Slug Gulch. What a name. It originates back into the 1860s or so. The question is whether it was referring to the snail-like creature or to large pieces of gold. The name alone is enough for any prospector to consider checking the area out.
The next morning, I retrieved the compressor and again attacked the sticky head bolt. As if by magic (and some applied physics) the head bolt sighed and finally broke loose.
Not too many years ago, junior mining companies most frequently limited their activities to exploring and pre-developing their mining properties.
Six sticks of dynamite had been found in the glove compartment of an abandoned car back in 1972. This started an investigation by every level of law enforcement, including the federal government, in the Silver City, New Mexico area.
The Bawl Mill • Guest Editorial—Sentaor Craig of Idaho Looking Into MSHA Complaints • Guest Editorial—Changing the Rules • Gold Prospecting on Sixmile River • Serpentine in California • Town Hall Meeting in Sierra City, California • An Unusual Death in Downieville's Gold Rush • Metals and Precious Stones in Wyoming • Looking Back • Gold at Dale, California • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver