The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part II—Pocket Hunting for Residual Placers
January 2005 by Chris RalphIt is a fact that many of the well-known placer districts of the Western US have small veins that contain sparse pockets of coarse gold as their source. This is the main reason why many rich placer districts have seen little or no hard rock mining...
What could be the first underground gold mine to open in Montana in at least a decade is proposed near the ghost town of Elkhorn in Jefferson County, Montana.
Epithermal deposits form in the ground at shallow depths. They are popular with prospectors because can yield very rich deposits and they are widespread in the Western US.
The next morning, I retrieved the compressor and again attacked the sticky head bolt. As if by magic (and some applied physics) the head bolt sighed and finally broke loose.
By the end of the day Sunday there were a lot of tired panners! By then they could have panned more than 10 times to continue to advance. This was not a picnic!
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Many miners have failed to exercise their rights by using the power of their Mining Districts and laws that are already on the books, such as 43 CFR 9712.1, which states…
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