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Prospecting for Diamonds: Is It a Diamond or Crystal Quartz?

Prospectors typically stumble upon diamonds while searching for other minerals.

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• GAO opinion contradicts Norton-Leavitt road deal
• Cubin wages battle over public lands decisions
• Washington State rivers are open, work continues
• Recent FWS habitat, endangered or threatened proposals

Beyond The End of The Road


Dale's research of known gold producing districts in southern California and his knowledge of metal detecting produced these large gold-quartz specimens. This certainly would make any trip a very good one, but it turned out to be just the...

Gold in Guyana—Part II: Process Optimization at Sacre Coeur Minerals' Lower Puruni Alluvial Mining Project


In Part Two of my two-part series I describe the mechanized alluvial gold mining operation on the lower Puruni River launched by Sacre Coeur Minerals in 2011.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


  • PLF files petition with US Supreme Court on behalf of Oregon miners
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund abuse by Forest Service
  • Army asks for REE proposals

The Guaniamo Diamond Area, Venezuela—Part II


The apparent high grade of the ore deposits and the quality of the diamonds seem to clearly indicate that a profitable mining venture could be established on the kimberlite sills...

Hardrock Detecting


A local mining company had been mining in the Circle mining district area creeks in interior Alaska for sixteen years. Using bulldozers, drag-lines, water pumps, and large sluicing plants, the owner-operator was very familiar with the geology...

Building the American Dream


What goes into making a home? For starters, about 439 pounds of copper!

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