The Ball Mill
November 2003 by Staff• Bringing down the house
• German "manhandlers"
• Don't call us; we'll call you...
• Laziness pays off
Most everyone has heard the term “gold is where you find it’” and probably have read how James Marshall, in 1848, while inspecting the mill-race ditch that had been dug to supply water for the saws at the sawmill that he was building for John Sutter, ended up finding the first pieces of gold within the ditch along the South Fork of the American River...
Look around for areas where you don’t see detector holes or drywasher piles and try your test hole at these spots to determine depth to bedrock.
We began investigating mining districts in Arizona and nearby states within the Basin and Range province. Just like I anticipated, there are many overlooked gold and copper deposits and anomalies.
After a long winter, gold flakes swirling around in black sand at the bottom of my pan was a welcome sight.
British Columbia to Streamline Filing of Mining Claims • Millsite Opinion Overturned! • Continental Drift • Eight Mines Earn Prestigious Safety Awards • A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part III • Company Notes • The Kennedy Gold Mine—An Impressive Piece of History • Buckhorn Mountain Project May Be Revived • Watermelon Gold • Picks & Pans: An Arizona Miner • Gold Hill, Utah • Looking Back • Frozen Prospects • Platinum in Nevada • USFS Criticized for Renting Chopper in Nevada Dispute • Melman on Gold & Silver • New Guinea Denies Existence of Gold Stash • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices