Searching for Placer Diamonds
December 2003 by W. Dan HauselIn order to search for placer diamonds, the prospector needs to first become familiar with the commodity that he/she is looking for. Diamonds are extraordinary minerals with extreme hardness that have inherited beauty sought for personal adornment and...
For “hard money” advocates, this has been a remarkable month. Gold has risen by more than $100, silver has begun to surge, and the headlines are full of news items quite capable of raising public concerns to crisis levels.
Rocky Bar sits on the north slope of Horse Ranch Mountain, and while the most productive placers were found in Bear Creek below Rocky Bar, most of the creeks on the south, east and north sides of the mountain contain placer gold and were worked commercially in the past.
The Bush administration publicly announced they are against The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007 (HR 2262), a bill that would drastically revise the 1872 Mining Law.
In October, five of us decided to take an exploration trip into an area called Green Valley. This was perhaps ten miles upstream from where we had gone in September and the difficulty was access. One would think that based on the name it was an easily accessible area not far from a nearby town. This couldn’t be more wrong.
The Forest Service is attempting to close off historic trails and roads throughout the western states, declaring the closures are part of a travel management project. They state their motivation is to control damage caused by off-highway-vehicles.
The Greenwood Gold Project, comprised of a newly-constructed mill and tailings facility utilized in processing ore from the Lexington-Grenoble, Golden Crown and Lone Star deposits, is situated in a mountainous area spanning...
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