The Bawl Mill
October 2002 by Staff• No end in sight to tax and spend
• Leadership or sinking ship?
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
• Interior considers huge withdrawal in Arizona
• Travel Management Plans
• Roadless Rule has nine lives
• Expensive bags will be around for a long time
• Year-end spending frenzy begins
• Illinois goes to the Democrats
There are literally hundreds of dry placer deposits in the Sonoran and Mohave Deserts of western Arizona. Many of these placer gold deposits are not described in any published books, bulletins, or reports, though placer gold enthusiasts know where...
The republic of South Africa (pop. 45 million) lies at the southern end of the African continent, and has been responsible for much of the world’s gold and diamond production. The first Europeans to settle in the region were Dutch, but the British...
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Geologic processes can either concentrate or disperse gold and other elements from adjacent rocks. It is the results of the concentration processes that the prospector is most interested in.
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