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Silver Demand Driving Mine Production Up—Mexico Remains Number One Producer

Worldwide silver production is expected to increase annually, reaching 567 million ounces by 2001, up from 1997 levels of 501.9 million ounces...

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The Beatty Mining District of Nevada


The Beatty Mining District in south-central Nevada has been one of the most productive Mining Districts in the state, producing millions of ounces of gold together with silver, fluorite, mercury and other valuable minerals.

River Dredging vs. Creek Dredging—Part I


As I started walking down to the river one chilly morning, the mist was hanging over the calm portions of the water like a white cotton blanket. This scene got me to thinking about why the river was like that—the deep pools, boulder fields, gravel bars, the effects of how much water was moving at any given time along the watercourse—and most of all the relationship all these things have on where I will be able to find gold.

Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: White Knuckle Mining


…I was looking down on what was a frightening 500-foot sheer drop-off. We were precariously close to the edge as the shoulder was practically non-existent.

Drywashing for Fine Gold


When working fine gold placers with a drywasher, there are some natural variables that can be beneficial as well as others that can be a hindrance to achieving good recovery.

Panel Cuts Park Monies, Eases Mining Restrictions


In twin blows to environmentalists, a Senate panel decided June 22nd to cut a high-profile proposal by President Clinton for buying park land and to limit an effort to restrict waste dumping at some hard-rock mines.

Gold in Michigan


Gold was discovered on the upper peninsula of Michigan around 1845, about the same time that rich iron and copper deposits were being put into production. Despite the discovery of gold and silver, most interest centered about iron...

Miners Still Waiting for Bonding Recommendations from DOI


Bonding regulation changes went into effect in December 2001, requiring many small miners who had been operating under a Notice of Intent to obtain bonding for their operations.

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