Reading A River: Finding The Paystreaks—Part II
January 2009 by Chris RalphJust like the tilt of a sluice box, the grade of a stream greatly affects how gold accumulates in it. From very steep to nearly flat, all grade variations can be found in watercourses that contain gold-bearing gravels.
Work Begins At Rock Creek Mine
Work has begun on several buildings at the site of a proposed copper and silver mine that if approved would tunnel beneath Montana’s Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.
From the Editor
There are several news items of interest here at ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal.
The Economic Impact of Suction Dredging in California
The 1994 Environmental Impact Report, along with additional information provided here, proves without a doubt that suction dredge miners contribute significant wealth to the economy of California.
The Bawl Mill
• Taxpayers taken for a “ride”
• Fellow Congressmen, lend me your earmarks...
125 Years of Mining History in the Panamints
Two years after California's major gold discovery, another find was made in Ballarat, Australia. The news of the discovery went world-wide, and many of the California prospectors had heard plenty about Australian gold—especially the 2,284-ounce nugget found there.
Gold Placers in Italy
Gold is a fairly widespread mineral in the Italian Alps and in the Northern Apennines. It is found both in primary mineralization and in past and recent floods.
Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part VI Geology of Placer Gold Deposits
Placer deposits are the focus of many small-scale prospectors, as they can be worked with comparatively inexpensive equipment. In this conclusion of a six-part series, we will take a look at the geology and formation of placer deposits...
The Bawl Mill • A Word From the Editor • Placer Gold in the Ortiz Mountains • Miners Discuss Struggles at NWMA • Ask The Experts—Where to Take Sulfide Ore for Processing • Ask The Experts—Where Would The Most Gold Tend To Be In This Deposit? • East Coast Dredger Heads West - Part I • Growing Pains of the Learning Curve • Stillwater At Half Speed • Elko County Has Highest State Median Income • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Pebble Deposit Reveals Mineral Potential