Prospecting for Hardrock Gold - "Eureka!" (Part III)
May 2010 by Don RobinsonA quartz piece was rolled over and there it was, staring right at us—beautiful, coarse gold coming right out of the quartz rock. It was almost the size of a softball, and it looked like over one quarter of it had gold throughout!
This second trip down was a challenge. It started in Colfax on the Stevens Trail, where the distance to the river is four miles with an elevation drop of about 1,000 feet.
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• "...stories by Bob Schlosser are something else."
In today’s economy, the question is often not whether to fix or replace equipment, fixtures, business assets or even the building housing the mining operation or mining-related business, it is which path is affordable.
Market for scheelite concentrates?
China is an enormous country, behind only Russia, the United States (incl. Alaska), and Canada in size. It has a teeming population of 1.3 billion, far ahead of any other nation. Most of the population is jammed into the eastern half of China, with the western half being only sparsely inhabited. There are 5 western provinces...
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has added some useful tools to their website. The Land and Mineral Use Records system has been meshed with a map viewer that allows users to obtain mining claim information in a useful format.
Pacific Island nations have started devising regulatory laws to help create a new industry in this near-resourceless region: mining the sea floor.
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