Placer Gold in New Mexico
February 2002 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDNew Mexico is not especially known for placer gold, although significant quantities have been recovered from certain districts. There are good opportunities for finding additional gold in favorable areas in the state.
When everything is still dry, one of my favorite methods of prospecting is using a straw to blow out small cracks and crevices that dot the exposed bedrock along a stream.
The Nevada Supreme Court ruling last April in a Newmont Mining Corp. gold mine case was erased by a high court panel.
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Last month saw the mining industry take center stage as Toronto, Ontario was once again host city for the giant PDAC annual mining convention. We take at look at that gathering below, focusing on some of the negative industry sentiment on display.
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