Special Editorial: Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Believes They Have the Evidence
January 2001 by Guest WriterThe Legislative Update and Company Notes columns were pulled this issue to make room for this important, breaking news.
Now they have come up with a second guide (to be released on May 1) that they believe will allow dredgers in California to resume working.
My Introduction To Gold Prospecting
At the end of the day, Jerry showed me how to clean out the sluice box and then how to pan out the concentrates. As we finished panning, there it was—a little tiny smile of gold...
Mineralization, Ground Balance and Metal Detecting
The right ground balance setting for the conditions you are working is critical. If your detector isn’t set properly, you will lose depth of detection, sometimes to an extreme degree.
Oregon Suction Gold Dredgers Score Big Win
The main issues in this case involved the DEQ’s authority to regulate discharges under sections 402 and 404 of the Clean Water Act.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Comments needed
• California tries another route to restrict miners and dredgers
Ask The Experts - Is a detector any good at discriminating pyrite or chalcopyrite in ferrous-reject mode?
Oregon Requires Permit for Hand Sluicing
At the time of this writing the draft permit for dredging in Oregon, which may also include small-scale operations like hand sluicing or possibly even panning, was not available for public comment or review.
The Bawl Mill • Over the Divide • Our Readers Say • World Gold Council News • Metal Detecting Within the Cordillera for Gold Placers Associated With Tertiary Epithermal Ore Deposits • Picks & Pans: An Exciting Hobby • Prospecting for Silver With a Geiger Counter • The Furnace Atmosphere During the Fire Assay • The Hanging Tree • Gold in Chihuahua, Mexico • ICMJ 10th Annual Photo Contest Results • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back