December 2006 by Robert AbendscheinThis “special” rock was much bigger and after having smashed it in half, and then in half again and again, a small gold nugget just sat there looking at me, still embedded in a small mix.
In some ways, silver is the forgotten precious metal because it straddles both the world of precious metals and jewelry, while having many important industrial applications like a base metal. The price of silver reflects both the precious metal investment demand as well as the industrial demand.
New theories have been developed and they may lead to new discoveries and give prospectors some new insight on where to look for diamonds.
I get a lot of questions from prospectors about garnets, their value and what they tell us about the geology of some types of mineral deposits. So I thought it would be a good idea to take a closer look at the lowly garnet and learn a bit more about it.
Many readers of ICMJ have asked for more information regarding the BLM’s 3809 regulation changes that were pushed through just prior to the departure of the Clinton Administration.
Anyone who has found a patch knows the difficulties involved. Those who haven’t can guess, and with any effort will soon realize it.
Ireland-based Conroy Diamonds and Gold announced they have found what may be the largest gold deposit to date in Britain or Ireland.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Researching and Staking Mining Claims • The Goodnews Bay Platinum Fields • The Business of Mining: Cars, Trucks and Tax Deductions • The Kern River Gold Rush • Finding Gold in Mokelumne River Canyon • Important Court Cases • Smugglers Causing Problems in South Africa • Market Spotlight: Platinum in Demand • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices • Looking Back