Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre: The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Part II
November 2007 by Steve WilsonJohn Kyrk was a prospector who appeared in Batopilas about 1863. Little is known about him, but he had the foresight to pick a mine just 59 yards north of the San Miguel property, and dug a tunnel that ran parallel with the San Miguel in the same mountain, cutting the same veins.
• Forest Service to revisit 228 regulations
• WOTUS Executive Order suspended
The Steeple Rock Mining District is located in the northwest-trending Summit Mountains of southwest New Mexico, at an average elevation of 5,200 feet. The highest point in the mountains is Vanderbilt Peak, which rises to an elevation of 6,773 feet. The mountains receive about 12 inches of precipitation a year in the form of rain and occasional winter snow.
Gold rushes are the stuff of legends. Who can read Jack London’s stories of the Klondike or hear the fabulous tales of the California Gold Rush of 1849 without their heart beating just a bit faster? But there was also a third gold rush, just as dynamic...
Quiz yourself about the stream in figure 5. Based on your previous knowledge of where gold is found in a stream and in this article, where do you think you will find the most gold?
This last installment in the series will look at methods for finding and recovering coarse gold from alluvial (river and stream) placer environments. Unlike the residual and eluvial placers that we have considered previously, the force of flowing...
Recent sharp price increases for copper, nickel and platinum group metals (PGMs) have greatly stimulated exploration for these metals, and individual prospectors have made important discoveries of new deposits.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • Prairie Creek Project Approaches Final Hurdle • A Golden Dream Come True • Dawson City and the World Gold Panning Championships • Journeys in the Kingman Quadrangle—Part IV • The Business of Mining—The Benefits of an S Corporation • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • The Risks of Mining Overseas