Picks & Pans: Virginia Prospecting
April 2003 by Mary E. ImwoldOn a recent day in late November, the Virginia deer hunting season was in full swing. For most of the morning, while I was busy shoveling stream gravel into a sluice, the surrounding woods echoed with the sound of gunfire and...
…being sneaky, I filled in the hole, and buried therein some trash items that I had previously found, just to discourage any other detectorist that might come along.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
• Forest Service proposes further changes to mining regs
• Preble’s mouse resurrected
• Can you explain a jig, Ainlay bowl, hammer mill?
On February 6, 2003, the environmental group Siskiyou Regional Education Project (SREP) filed suit in US District Court in Medford, Oregon, against the Siskiyou National Forest (SNF), in a third attempt to ban all suction dredging in the SNF.
We chose this particular area because an old channel had run here at one point and had been heavily worked on top of a mountain hilltop. Erosion patterns cut deeply on each side, leaving the channel exposed. The erosion cut sharply, dropping into ravines far below.
The Bawl Mill • Impact of Habitat Designations Grossly Underestimated • Manslaughter Charges Dropped Against Sixteen to One Mine • A Unique Prospecting Method • Over the Divide • Cripple Creek, Colorado • PLP Gets the Key! • Mariposa, California • The Ocampo District, Chihuahua • The Collaboration • Mud Creek Placer Mine • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver