Prospecting for Diamonds: Is It a Diamond or Crystal Quartz?
July 2001 by T.D. LaRuneProspectors typically stumble upon diamonds while searching for other minerals.
Several thousand miners and their families made it a successful show. Local mining companies gave employees time off to attend the Thursday and Friday exhibits and events.
We started off excited and enthusiastic as we began hiking up the river, daydreaming about finding big gold.
Canyon Resources Corporation announced results of a recent Montana poll and events in the Montana Legislative session related to citizen efforts to modify or overturn the anti-mining initiative (I-137) passed in 1998 that bans the use of cyanide in open-pit gold and silver mining.
• Drones for the independent prospector
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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