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Prospector Finds Cache of Emeralds in North Carolina

"This is just the tip of the iceberg," Hill said. "It's going to take 200 years to dig it all out."

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Lease Issued For Potential Mine Near Mount St. Helens


A hardrock minerals lease and environmental assessment issued recently give Idaho General Mines the right to apply to explore property near 5,400-foot Goat Mountain, north and east of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

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Metal Detecting Old Hard Rock Mine Dumps


The type of mine dump that is best for metal detecting are the ones that consist of mixed sizes of rock and are located near some sort of excavation, commonly a shaft or adit. Sometimes the piles located along a trench dug by the miners can be productive as well.

Dredging Tips From The Golden Rogue


Everyone has a bucket list, and one of my items has always been to dredge and dive in a major river, Oregon’s Rogue, with the opportunity to find some chunky gold.

My Great Nevada Adventure


…with renewed determination and a belief in success, I did finally find a nugget. It was there waiting under a bush not 50 feet from my truck.

Company Notes


• Canyon Resources
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Placer Dome Inc.
• Royal Gold, Inc.

Subtle and Not So Subtle Dangers of Hard Rock Mining


I’ve been in enough mines to know better, and I mentally kicked myself several times. That was a close call…

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