Picks & Pans: Working the Crevices
October 2004 by Ron WendtThe crowbar can be a valuable mining tool. Crowbars come in all shapes and sizes. For moving large boulders and large chunks of bedrock, the longer 3½ footers work well. Then if you really get in trouble, there’s the long pry bar.
The Carissa is part of a patented group of claims (private property) near South Pass City in the southern Wind River Mountains of western Wyoming. The mine lies a short distance southeast of State Highway 28 which runs north to Lander and provides excellent access to the area.
This past month has been filled with headline-grabbing news events and, for a change, it was not only politics that dominated those news stories, but rather financial markets themselves, with gold and mining shares grabbing a major share of attention.
In this article I am going to talk about the different sources of gold and the clues a prospector can follow to find the source.
Swedes were the first to note variations in the Earth's magnetic field, circa 1640, and they were the first to use the dip needle. They made the first magnetometer in 1870.
• Haaland confirmed as head of Department of Interior
• Proposed bills aim to lock up millions of acres of public lands
• Recall election could have implications for dredgers in California
Most of the mining opposition today is centered around the small-scale miner. These miners number in the thousands and come from every walk of life.
The Bawl Mill • Update: Forest Service Interim Rule • VMS Deposits in Central Arizona • The Guyana Highlands • Prospecting with a VLF-Type Gold Detector • Freegold Ventures' Golden Summit Project • Molybdenum • 2004 California State Gold Panning Championships • Company Notes • Why Environmental Groups Prefer Kerry • The French Mines of El Boleo • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices