Prospecting With Limited Equipment
June 2002 by Ron WendtThere are situations where small-scale miners cannot use dredges or high bankers. This is when it’s time to join the ranks of the old timers and their use of hand methods. Back when a gold pan, pick and shovel and sluice or rocker box were the...
Gold in Maine?
Maine forms the northeast corner of the United States, with an area of over 55,000 square miles. Its population is about 1.2 million, with the forested interior being largely unpopulated. The northeast end of the Appalachian Trail is at Mt. Katahdin, which...
Mongolia Tax May Chase Off Investment
The gold and copper deposits at Oyu Tolgoi, or “Turquoise Hill,” are among the largest ever found and could give impoverished Mongolia its biggest boost since it abandoned communism 15 years ago—if the Mongolians can figure out how to profit from it.
Using Vegetation and Soil Conditions as Prospecting Aids
Wouldn’t it be great if you could know if there is gold in the ground without setting foot on the ground? Well you can, to a certain extent, if you can recognize mined ground from unmined.
Man Who Died In Yellowstone In 2017 Was Looking For Hidden Treasure
It’s been seven years since Forrest Fenn announced the existence of the buried treasure, said to be worth nearly $2 million. It has prompted thousands to comb areas of New Mexico, Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
- Bishop and Curtis seek to rein in Antiquities Act abuses
- Lands bill signed by President Trump
Ask the Experts
Q: Where is the best place to prospect for gold in Minnesota?
Glacial Prospecting Basics Part 1
The Bawl Mill • ICMJ Elected Prospecting Magazine of 2002 • Mining Investment—Or Fraud? • Gold in Suriname • Golden Age of Gold Dredges • Looking Back • Beryllium in Utah • Company Notes • Picks & Pans: The Gold of "Eldorado Canyon"—Mariposa County, California • Fire Agate in Arizona • The Canton Lead • NAS Agrees to Review Superfund Science • Tight Budgets Force Forest Service to Cut Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices