Small Mining Operations
River Dredging vs. Creek Dredging—Part II
January 2012 by Ron KliewerWhile river dredging in fast water, don’t be afraid of being swept out of your dredge hole by the current. If this happens—and it most certainly will in fast water—there is no need to panic. Don’t try to swim against the current because you will waste much energy in an effort to conquer the river. Just let it take you downstream.
Early Summer Mining in Wyoming
Old tailing piles extend for miles. There was still plenty of water flowing here, so WPA members set up highbankers at several settling ponds.
Reminder: Annual Claim Filings Due
Please note that new mining claims filed on or after September 1, 2019, will be subject to the new fee schedule.
The Summer of ‘81
When it was all setup and running, you had everything coming off the dredge riffles into the boil box. At the hole section, some of the water got sucked down and pulled a lot of black sand and over heavies…
Reality of the Klondike
I saw gold this summer. The kind of gold that I haven’t seen since ‘81. The kind of gold that rattles in the pan. The kind of gold that would start a stampede—even in 1898.
Gold Dredging on Oregon's South Umpqua
Familiarizing oneself with an unfamiliar part of the country is often a requirement of successful gold prospecting. In the pursuit of gold, it may become necessary for a prospector to branch out into new hunting grounds.
Selecting A Low-Risk Region To Explore, Mine or Invest
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
The Bawl Mill • Southwest Alaska Gold Project Progresses • Good Assays and Bad • Where to Find Gold in Indiana—Part II • Who is a Qualified Person? • Time Well Spent • Reality of the Klondike • NWMA Show • Pot Hole Gold • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices