San Francisco Mint and US Gold Reserves
June 2007 by Don RobinsonIn 1717, Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the British Mint, established a fixed price for gold that was equivalent to around US$20.00 per ounce. This price was for bullion gold, refined to a purity of twenty-two karats (.917 fine).
Fighting and Winning Without a Lawyer
This article may not be as interesting as someone describing a big nugget find in Australia...but right now the biggest obstacle to mining is our government.
Ask the Experts
• How to find info on a particular mining claim
Pumping Water With Solar Power
Solar energy can be used for any size placer or hard rock mining operation. It is most practical for small and longer-term operations provided your mine is not located in a dense forest.
Financing by the Crowd
While a great many questions remain unanswered, there is little doubt that a new financing option for small-scale mining operations, “crowdfunding,” is growing as a viable and legitimate funding source.
Epithermal Gold-Quartz Veins
The great mining geologist Waldemar Lindgren used the word “epithermal” to describe a type of quartz vein commonly found in desert regions of the United States and Mexico.
Massive Sulfide Deposits in Oregon
This article deals with massive sulfide deposits in the Klamath Mountains of southwestern Oregon, but it applies to massive sulfides found in California as well.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts—What is barite used for? • Ask the Experts—Are you able to advise me on the status of HR3824? • Our Readers Say • Sulfides, Selenides and Tellurides • Silver’s Shine is Back • Rahall Looks to Rewrite 1872 Mining Law • Forest Service Attempts to Close Public Access • Revisiting Commerce Resources—A Tantalum and Niobium Mining Project • The Seventymile and American Creek Goldfields • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver