Prospecting Ores Shoots and Hidden Veins for Specimen-Grade Gold Samples
June 1999 by W. Dan HauselUntil about 20 years ago, interest in Wyoming's gold was at an all-time low, not only because of relatively-low gold prices, but also due to the lack of information on many of the state's gold deposits.
Gold In The Midwest—Part II: Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio
In this article, I am going to take a look at three Midwest states and go through some of the prime places for prospectors to find nice local gold there.
Small-Scale Mining with a Dozer and Detectors
Even the best of metal detectors are only capable of seeing a certain distance down into the sand, gravel and rock of a placer deposit. Once all the gold that can be reasonably seen by a metal detector has been harvested, it can be difficult to...
Serpentine in California
Serpentine, as used in this article, is both a rock and a mineral. The rock should be termed "serpentinite," but the word "serpentine" is in common usage for both the rock and mineral.
Hand Panning Micro-Fine Gold
Once you get down to the black sands or a few tablespoons of material, the technique changes dramatically.
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
Picks & Pans: Virginia Prospecting
On a recent day in late November, the Virginia deer hunting season was in full swing. For most of the morning, while I was busy shoveling stream gravel into a sluice, the surrounding woods echoed with the sound of gunfire and...
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Positive bill passes House
• Anti-mining bill dies in Washington State
The Bawl Mill • GATA Launches Investigation into Gold Price Manipulation • N.Y. Congressman Introduces Utah Wilderness Bill • Gold in Mono County, California • Randsburg—Still Going Strong • Exploration Drilling • You Want a Ripoff? Here's a Ripoff!! • Mining Claim Maintenance Fee Due • Gold and Silver Deposit May Be World's Largest • Aviators Carry Gold Coins • Picks & Pans: Koyukuk River Gold—Prospecting Alaska's Brooks Range • Congressional Request to EPA: "Leave Our Kids Alone!" • Quartz and Chalcedony in Wyoming • Company Notes • Gold at Quartzville, Oregon • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back