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.
My wife and I spent three years laying the groundwork to build a processing mill for gold, silver, lead and some zinc in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Northern Mexico, in the state of Sonora. In this installment, I describe how we purchased the land to build the new mill.
• The "2 Million Dollar Man"
• A record worth breaking
• By the numbers...
by Henry E. Hilliard
Excerpted from USGS "1998 Annual Review"
• He did say he’d create jobs...
• Biofuels: More harm than good
• Turnpike employees get more than just a free ride
• A sinking ship...
…early last fall, I found my first gold-rich patch along a few crevices in the same river and found five grams of gold nuggets in one outing.
While we have spent the past few years trying to adjust to wave after wave of new industries, new language and new influences in our lives, this past month the world's attention has once again returned to the cradle of civilization, the Middle East.
As we have noted through the years, perhaps the most direct, single influence on the future of gold and silver is their monetary opposite—currencies in general, the US Dollar in particular.
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