Prospecting With Color
December 2000 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDPerhaps no one factor has caused more confusion in the search for ore than the attempt to use color as a guide to prospecting. Yet, there is a reason for every color seen in rocks, so it deserves to be noted.
My First Carolina Nugget
On my weekends off I spent many hours dredging the Second Broad River from Cane Creek Road up to the headwaters. I used a three-inch dredge with air and graduated to a five-inch with air.
Teenager Finds Large Nugget
Fourteen-year-old Jacob Hopkins and his father Mike headed out like they do most weekends, to do a little fishing and hunt for gold.
Mining Returns to Historic Comstock
Mining has returned to Nevada’s historic Comstock more than 150 years after the discovery of one of the world’s richest silver veins touched off a frenzy that drew thousands of people west. But unlike the hard rock miners in the 1800s, the modern day operation involves huge trucks...
Gold in North Dakota
North Dakota, 70,704 square miles in area, is situated on the Great Plains, in the geographic center of the North American continent. It is bounded on the north by Canada.
PLP Update: A Huge Win for Miners
PLP cannot understate the importance of this legal decision in our present battles with the political powers of the California swamp.
Prospector Unearths Huge 'Duck’s Foot' Nugget
A retired gold prospector spent hours digging up his fortune in the northern goldfields near Kambalda, Western Australia, after finding the target with his metal detector.
Gold in Mono County, California
Lode gold and silver mines and prospects can be found in many parts of Mono County, from the Sweetwater Mountains on the north to the White Mountains on the south, and at elevations ranging from 5,000 to 12,000 feet. Mining activity on the rugged east flank of the Sierra Nevada is now severely restricted, especially in resort areas and where lands adjoin Yosemite National Park.
The Bawl Mill • Letter to the Editor • Potaro District, Guyana • World Gold Council Launches $3 Million Ad Campaign • Prospecting for Platinum in Wyoming • Picks & Pans: More Big River Dredging in Northern California • Epithermal Ore Deposits Associated With Tertiary Volcanism—And the Feasibility of Metal Detecting for Them • A Changing Diamond Industry Looks to Canada for Growth • History of Mining—Bradshaw Mountains, AZ—Part II • Company Notes • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices