The Bawl Mill
October 2001 by Scott HarnNormally this spot is reserved for a little humor or diatribe about government abuse. In light of recent events, I don’t think it’s appropriate for this issue. Following are a few personal comments.
During the two investment conventions in Vancouver this January, the mood was incredibly upbeat. Gold was rising strongly and prospects appeared bright. The same was true at the giant PDAC gathering in Toronto in March. By late April the shine had come off the short-term prices of metals...
• Suction dredging update for California
• The anti-mining Congress
Two years after California's major gold discovery, another find was made in Ballarat, Australia. The news of the discovery went world-wide, and many of the California prospectors had heard plenty about Australian gold—especially the 2,284-ounce nugget found there.
We all love to see that first glimmer of gold when it peeks out from under the black sand in our pan, or feel the weight of a nugget in our scoop when we dig a good target. But sometimes things don’t go quite so smoothly.
These are entry-level machines designed with gold prospecting in mind and with the ability to handle mineralized ground and see nuggets of a grain or so in size, perhaps smaller.
Although the potential for fortunes to be made from the commercial mining of this rich glacial gravel conceivably exists, so far no large mining company has shown any serious interest in it.
China has formally arrested four employees of Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd. on charges of infringing trade secrets and bribery...
Our Readers Say: • Placer & Lode Gold Deposits • Spanish Silver in Arizona • Hog Mountain Mining, Past and Future • Picks & Pans: Dredging Costa Rica • Gold in Texas • The Goldhill Mining District • New Arsenic Study Supports Tougher Standards • Miners Resume Search for Platinum Near Platinum • Discoloring Assay Beads • Tons of Gold Buried Under World Trade Center • Gold Rush Ship Uncovered in San Francisco • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver • The Financial Repercussions of the WTC Tragedy • Permit Appears Likely for Rock Creek Mine