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Siskiyou National Forest Update

For the past two years, miners in southwest Oregon have been bombarded by one attack on mining after another.

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Red Lake, Ontario


The mining and logging community of Red Lake, Ontario, population 5,000, is about 450 miles, as the crow flies, north of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

More Tips for Evaluating Ores


Tabling and jigging are two relatively inexpensive methods for recovering the “free particle values” from the noble metal ores. However, not all ores contain their values as free particles. In fact, many ores contain appreciable amounts of “metallic salts” that readily dissolve in one’s system water and continue to migrate right along with this water.

Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Backdoor Wild Lands order
• PLP reports on latest dredge lawsuit
• Massive lands bill avoided
• No cap and trade for now
• RS-2477 rights affirmed

Mud Creek Placer Mine Adventure


Gerald Lindsey sat at his desk watching Randy McKinney try to absorb the massive pile of documents he had in front of him. Julie Fowler, Gerald’s secretary of 13 years, tried not to concentrate on the tower of paper as it threatened to topple over. Gerald knew the contents contained data proving one of the richest gold fields in Alaska were on his claims. But how to convince Randy, who was a 4th generation miner and had heard every mining story in the book?

Digging It Dry


I believe dry washing is an underappreciated prospecting method. There are plenty of places where there is some pretty decent gold to be had, but the spot is a long way from any water and dry processing may well be the best way to go.

The Jenkins Mine Project—The Golden Rules of Science


I wasn’t so hot in science class as a kid, and I’m regretting spending most of that time in class catching up on sleep or daydreaming about being a big league ball player. Never in a million years would I have guessed that science...

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