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Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre: The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Pt I

Discovering new mines is often associated with reexamining old ones, as several prominent new discoveries will attest in northern Mexico. MAG Silver Corp. is exploring three historic districts.

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Journeys in the Kingman Quadrangle—Part IV


The lands that lie within the Arizona section of the Kingman Quadrangle are by far the most populated. Kingman and Bullhead City are the largest towns in the area, having a combined population of about 58,000 people.

Follow Up to "Just One More Time"


…the “One More Time” has turned into three more trips and each of the three has yielded more gold each time down.

Recovering Fine Gold: Getting the Most from Your Sluice Box


The sluice box is probably the most common gold recovery device after the pan. For centuries, the sluice has been the world’s most popular device for medium to large-scale primary placer gold recovery.

The Small Hardrock Mill—Part I


Ore dressing is of prime importance to the operator of a small hardrock gold mine. No, Virginia, ore dressing has nothing to do with dressing in the latest spring dresses, or the stuff that gets forced into the turkey on Thanksgiving. It refers to the method of processing ore to extract the valuable minerals contained in the rock—in the case of this series of articles, gold and silver.

Letter to the Editor


In the August 2000 issue of the Journal, the story of the "Quartszite Area" was most informative and accurate.

The Pearce Mineralized Area, Dragoon Mountains, Arizona


...I would bet considerably more lode gold and silver remains to be found in this area, and there are possibilities for small placers and nugget shooting.

Practical Advice for Milling Hard Rock Ores


The problem is that extracting gold from hard rock is often a lot more difficult than processing placer gravels. Still, there is some very high-grade ore out there in many old mining areas.

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