August 2000 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe town of Quartzsite, with a permanent population of about 2,000, was founded as a stage stop in 1866. It is situated on the broad La Posa Plain, a north-trending desert valley, at an elevation of 875 feet.
Picks & Pans: Dredging Costa Rica
My interest in gold mining began with a few friends who, knowing that I was a chemist by trade (never mind that I am a biochemist), interrogated me every day at the gringo coffee shop in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The Many Facets of Iron
I’ve been fascinated by iron minerals for many years. So let’s take a look at this very interesting and colorful element.
Melman on Gold & Silver
...further strength in the Dollar, weakness in Crude Oil, and potential bearish action in gold and silver may yet be ahead.
Ask The Experts - Do you think it’s realistic for a detectorist to recover a couple of ounces per week if working full time?
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Forest Service Oversteps Authority, Former Official Says
• Glamis Gold Ltd. Files Suit to Vacate Solicitor's Opinion
• Babbitt Targets White Vulcan Mine and San Francisco Peaks in Arizona
Picks & Pans: "Eye-Balling" for Alaskan Gold
The gold miner held out his hand and showed me a sixteen-ounce gold nugget, slightly coarse in texture, and resembling a biscuit. I shook my head in amazement as he pointed out the exact location of his lucky find.
Georgetown CA: A Historically Rich Mother Lode Treasure
The interesting thing about the Mother Lode area is that we can pretty much find at least a little gold in any creek or river (and even in some of the many dry gulches).
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