June 2008 by Don RobinsonSlug Gulch. What a name. It originates back into the 1860s or so. The question is whether it was referring to the snail-like creature or to large pieces of gold. The name alone is enough for any prospector to consider checking the area out.
Steve got his first nugget within minutes of turning on his metal detector. It only took me about an hour to find my first piece.
Diamond exploration in Canada has led to a major new industry that did not exist prior to six years ago. Yet today, Canada ranks as one of the world’s leading producers of gem-quality diamonds.
There was certainly no shortage of attention-grabbing headlines during the past month. First we had the successful initiation of a recall election in California, followed by enormous increases in the price of gasoline in the USA and Canada, then both nations suffered through the worst power blackout in decades, and finally we are witnessing what appears to be the unraveling of the “road map” to peace in the Middle East.
• Can you explain a jig, Ainlay bowl, hammer mill?
Because September 1 falls on a Sunday this year; and Monday, September 2, is a holiday, the BLM will accept yearly filings through September 3.
The Forest Service is issuing $69,630 in small grants to several rural communities in Nevada to help diversify their economies and wean them from dependency on natural resources.
One method used to explore for kimberlite pipes is aerial photographs. If a kimberlite can be found on aerial photography, there are likely more nearby that can’t be seen on photographs. Over the years, myself and others found several hundred...
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