Platinum and Diamond Discoveries Shine New Light on Historic Alaska Gold-Mining District
March 2001 by Dennis R. GarrettA rush of platinum and diamond exploration projects and discoveries is generating renewed interest in the historic gold-producing region of the Yentna-Cache Creek District in south-central Alaska.
The Assay of High Iron Gold Ores
By employing this technique, one can use a larger sample size without having to resort to large crucibles and massive amounts of flux.
Proposed Regulations for California Suction Dredging
One of the most asinine proposals in the SEIR is to require miners to state when and where they will be dredging. This information would be accessible to the public, which would make them prime candidates for getting their homes burglarized while they are out mining.
Hard Rock and Placer Gold of Manhattan, Nevada
He found 5 to 7 feet of gravel containing half an ounce per yard. This started a rush of placer activity and several other shafts were sunk, with some large multi-ounce nuggets being found.
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: All Shook Up
It said to put a number of different-sized nuggets in a jar, and then cover them with the magic cleaner fluid. Then, vigorously shake the contents for a couple of minutes.
Gold Prospecting on the East Fork River, Alaska (Part III—Conclusion)
In this trip, Riley came along with Jay, and Harold came down later. We brought a six-inch dredge down to the creek. We had hoped to use it, but we didn’t.
Melman on Gold & Silver
A very famous quote that appears particularly relevant to the past month is one attributed to former British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan. When asked what could most easily derail a government, he replied, “Events, dear boy, events.” We certainly had events in abundance this past month.
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