Recreational Mining in the Cache Creek Mining District, Alaska
October 2010 by Jim HalloranThe mining district is more than 110 years old, but the two recreational mining areas are new. The State of Alaska designated the Petersville Recreational Mining Area within the past year and the Alaska Gold Mining Camp is not much older, so you can expect to find some unmined ground!
As noted above, the “Ring of Fire” is an area of great potential mineral wealth located in the far northern Ontario Province of Canada. Many companies have sent in exploration and development teams…
I get a lot of questions from prospectors about garnets, their value and what they tell us about the geology of some types of mineral deposits. So I thought it would be a good idea to take a closer look at the lowly garnet and learn a bit more about it.
Rocks and minerals associated with clay seam gold deposits in southern Oregon are often in sedimentary rock units at least partially metamorphosed into argillite. They are also associated with mafic volcanic rocks, basalts and gabbro that...
A farmer in northwestern Romania has dug up nearly 2,000 Polish, Hungarian and Turkish silver and gold coins dating back as far as the 15th century, an official said.
Alaska is a land of extremes and the weather is no exception. By the time we reached the mighty Yukon River we could see a dark line of clouds stretching from east to west as far as the eye could see.
In 1880, Alexander Roby Shepherd, former governor of Washington, DC, prepared to move his wife and family of six children to the wilds of the Sierra Madre. Going with him would be mining men, cooks, assistants, a bookkeeper and others to assist in the new adventure.
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