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Prospecting with a VLF-Type Gold Detector

Although I found my first detected nugget on a hard rock mine dump using an early VLF/TR coin hunter, it was by “following the dry washers” and detecting old tailing piles that I soon packed a metal 35mm canister with small sub-grain to...

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VCIs for Environmentally Safe Maintenance


A new preventative maintenance program utilizing environmentally friendly Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) is becoming a reality in major mining operations today.

Mine Threat Just a Stunt to Criticize Land Laws


An environmental group has staked a claim to mine 20 acres of land next to a posh subdivision near Hayden Lake, Idaho, to illustrate how antiquated the nation’s mining laws have become.

Drywashing and Detecting for Gold


It’s important to pay attention to where you dig, because just like any placer, the gold in dry placers is concentrated in certain spots. This is especially true when you are testing and trying to determine the potential of a placer area. 

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The Stonewall Jackson Mine, San Diego County, California


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.

Using Microbes for Mining


An innovative project enlisting bacteria for minerals recovery has drawn praise from researchers as it begins its second phase.

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