Prospecting for Diamonds
May 2008 by W. Dan HauselIn 1977, I was a young, inexperienced geologist hired to evaluate Wyoming’s diamond resources in the Colorado-Wyoming State Line district, and investigate and map all other mineral commodities in the state with the exception of oil, gas...
South African gold miners are turning their anger towards Britain, charging that the sale of 25 tons of gold by the Bank of England has depressed gold prices and put them out of work.
A court ruled that a taxi driver and amateur prospector who unearthed a 14.5-pound (6.6-kg) gold nugget on someone else's land is allowed to keep it.
For obvious reasons southern California is not known historically for its gold mines. Gold production was concentrated heavily in the Sierra Nevada foothills in the northern part of the state. However, the high mountainous region of eastern San Diego County was the site of a number of productive hardrock gold mines, notably in the late 19th century.
New Hampshire, one of five New England states, has an area of 9,351 square miles, a bit larger than Kern County, California. It is a playground for people who live in the large urban areas in the East.
We needed something to cook on, so we brought most of our kitchen with us including our full-size oven, which was pretty funny to see in the middle of a rainforest. Food was always a concern, but fortunately for us...
Forty prospectors lucky enough to sign up early spent a weekend looking for gold and talking about gold. And there is nothing better than doing both.
...this debacle may easily lead to disenchantment with government programs in general and politicians of all stripes in particular. Historically, that kind of unrest has been positive for precious metals markets.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts—Why doesn't the 1872 Mining Law apply to all 50 states? • Ask The Experts—Where do I find information about getting paid for raw gold? • Understanding Geologic Deposit Models • The Lost Silver Triangle of the Sierra Madre—Part II • Avino’s Durango Project • Success With A Detector • Horsetail Gold • The Makorakoza of Zimbabwe—Centuries of Prospecting in Gold-Hosting Dolerites • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices