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Special Editorial: Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Believes They Have the Evidence

The Legislative Update and Company Notes columns were pulled this issue to make room for this important, breaking news.

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Town Hall Meeting in Sierra City, California


I was invited to attend a meeting on April 7 in Sierra City, between Forest Service officials and a group of concerned area miners regarding what the miners described as abuses by the BLM and local Forest Service officials.

The Bawl Mill


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Wall-Rock Alteration


Wall-rock (country rock) alteration is found in all hard-rock mining districts and has been caused by hydrothermal solutions in the past history of the region. The zones of alteration have a bearing on where one might drill for ore bodies. The weekend prospector does not have the tools nor knowledge to block out ore deposits, but he can narrow down his search dramatically by understanding the zones of wall-rock alteration that he sees.

Bucket Dredged Boulder Gold


The black sand was loaded with mercury from the river, but there wasn’t enough to pick up all the fines. We took out the amalgam and had to suction up the remaining fine gold.

Picks & Pans: Treasure Hawk Mine—Cutthroat Mining Corporation


The Treasure Hawk mine was operated by "Crazy Eddie" Bounsall from 1972 until 1988. He died in 1994, and I purchased the Treasure Hawk claims from his wife Betty in 1996.

Exploring Placers with Auger Drills


Augers can be used effectively for placer exploration with certain limitations.

Polymetallic Skarn Deposits


Polymetallic skarn deposits are an interesting class of deposits that can contain a number of different types of metals.

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