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Quartz and Chalcedony in Wyoming

Quartz is a common rock-forming mineral found in many shapes, forms, and colors.

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Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts

Dry Lakes in Nevada


Desert dry lakes are the final resting place for many of the metals and compounds found within their drainage basins. Some, like Humboldt and Carson Sinks, have enormous drainage basins which include may highly-mineralized districts.

Ask the Experts — What are Washington state prospecting regulations?


Q: I moved to Washington State in September of 2006. After recently downloading the Washington Gold and Fish Regulations, I was stunned to learn that it will be nearly impossible to prospect or work a located claim in the state of Washington…

From Vietnam to Wedding Bands


It’s a common symptom of gold fever for miners to be very hesitant to let go of gold they’ve found or even have it made into jewelry. I confess, I suffer from the same incurable disease!

Picks & Pans: Working the Ol' Paystreak


The bright yellow nugget caught my eye as I pulled the astroturf down the sluice box into the large plastic tub. I grabbed it from the mat, pretty much in shock because of its size.

Exploration Rush at Tonopah, Nevada


A few months later, a young, greenhorn lawyer agreed to pay to have it assayed, and the quartz turned out to be rich in both gold and silver.

The Ferris-Haggarty Copper-Gold Mine, Grand Encampment District, Wyoming


At the close of the 19th Century, optimism was high that Wyoming would become an important source for copper much like the neighbor states of Colorado, Utah, and Montana. This dream was short-lived...

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