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.
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: All Shook Up
It said to put a number of different-sized nuggets in a jar, and then cover them with the magic cleaner fluid. Then, vigorously shake the contents for a couple of minutes.
From The Editor
We (finally) have the new version of our website up and running, and it seems to be a hit!
Prepping For A New Season of Gold Hunting
This article will hopefully provide a few constructive hints on how to use your downtime during the cold winter and the wet spring to best prepare for the upcoming nugget-hunting season.
Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part I Recognizing and Understanding Minerals
Many individual prospectors would like to know a little more about the geology of gold deposits. There is no doubt that in the final analysis, no matter how well you operate your equipment, unless you can find the places where gold is...
Over The Divide—Merwin (Merv) H. Hemp
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our long time members and tireless workers, Merwin H. Hemp.
Ask The Experts
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Legislative and Regulatory Update AB 1032—Where Do We Go From Here?