Sluicing at Rocky Bar, Idaho
June 2010 by Alan J. ChenworthLike any good prospector, I sampled the bedrock—and am glad I did. I found a half a dozen pieces in the first pan, so I took a second pan. The results were the same.
I understand that a person without geological knowledge could be daunted reading a geological publication. You can pick out the good stuff from a geological publication without a lot of geological knowledge.
I love to dry wash old nugget patches found by detector operators, and I have found my fair share of gold dry washing those areas. I have also found a few nuggets using a detector on the bedrock exposed by dry washing the patches.
Tired but satisfied after the first day dredging this season, I settled into my homemade oak camp chair. My eyes scanned the beautiful river, steep forested mountains and crisp blue sky, with the heat of the day fading.
Major environmental organizations such as the Nature Conservancy are working closely with the federal government to buy large tracts of private land, frequently at the expense of private property owners’ rights.
Officials for the largest gold producing company in the world claimed a significant legal victory over environmentalists who they accused of abusing the appeals process to thwart mining in Nevada.
Five executives from the American mining giant Newmont will continue to be jailed while facing pollution charges in Indonesia, police said, despite test results that show “normal” mercury levels near a former gold mine.
The Delamar (Ferguson) mining district is located in Lincoln County, Nevada, some 29 miles by road, southwest of Caliente. The district is on the west side of the Delamar Mountains at elevations between 5,900 and 6,600 feet.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Nine Pound Nugget Found In Northern California! • How Much Gold Is In My Gold-Quartz Specimen? • Glaciers and Placer Gold Deposits • Ask The Experts: Can you help me identify these items? • Getting The Most Value From Your Gold-Quartz Specimens • Highbanking and the House Rock • Fix or Replace, Depreciate or Write-Off • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices