Prospectors & Treasure Hunters Find Gems
August 2004 by StaffMembers of the Rocky Mountain Prospectors and Treasure Hunters Club from Fort Collins, Colorado, were recently entertained by W. Dan Hausel, Senior Economic Geologist with the Wyoming State Geological Survey.
Worried that the US dollar may not be good as gold, some Colorado lawmakers are pushing a bill to legalize gold and silver coins as usable currency.
While there may have been events of the past month that were more important, nothing captured the imagination of the nation and much of the world like the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as California’s new governor-elect. After weeks of on again, off again judicial rulings and a campaign of astonishing muckraking and innuendo-laden accusations, he did indeed enjoy a resounding victory.
• Senate moves on ESA reform
• Suit challenges patenting
• Canyon takes its case to the Supreme Court
The first and most important thing of the sampling process is to try to be as unbiased as possible. There is a natural tendency to select rock that looks the best—even unconsciously.
• Anti-dredging bill SB 637 passes
The Forest Service recently announced a new area set aside for recreational gold panning on the South Yuba River, east of Nevada City.
Bullion River’s high-grade gold mine at French Gulch, near Redding, California, may be in some ways the last of the Mohicans, or perhaps it is the first of the great revival, but for the near term it is probably destined to be a little bit of both.
The Bawl Mill • Lawsuit to Challenge New Forest Service Regulations • Gold in Utah Laccoliths • Where Do I Begin? • Looking Back • Mine President Seeks Opinions From Peers • Over The Divide • Picks & Pans: Miner Finds Heart of Gold • Company Notes • Canadian Arrow Tries Different Approach • Greenstone • Experts Forecast Rising Prices for Gold, Silver • A Few Reminders About Fraud • Mining: Doing it Right the First Time • The Golden Highway—El Dorado County • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices