The Bawl Mill
March 2008 by Staff• Mulligan for Clyburn—bogey for taxpayers
• The pig is back at the trough
• Mothers Against Renaming Roadways
Two weeks of sometimes-heated testimony have ended in a case that pits Cyprus Amax Minerals against opponents who want to prevent the company from mining ore from a central Colorado mountain.
From the mid-1850s and even into the early 1900s, Northern Sierra County boomed with mining activity. This area was flooded with miners, establishing such towns as LaPorte, Gibsonville, Spanish Flat, Whisky Diggings...
A very famous quote that appears particularly relevant to the past month is one attributed to former British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan. When asked what could most easily derail a government, he replied, “Events, dear boy, events.” We certainly had events in abundance this past month.
Q: I found a large quartz vein. I’m interested in mining this myself. Can you point me to a good book or other source on lode mining?
In the first part of this article, we took a look at the special geology required to form coarse gold. In the second part, we looked at field examples of coarse gold occurrences and the geology of residual placers.
Has your experience ever led you to wonder why some gold is deposited on bedrock and in crevices, while other gold is not? We’re going take a deeper look at this and see what we can figure it out.
• Oregon's attack on suction gold dredging
• New DOI Director nominated
• More Forest Service restrictions in the works
• California suction gold dredging
Ask The Experts — How have fellow dredgers modified their dredges in order to retain fine gold? • Ask The Experts — Could you please include the stock symbol in "Mining Stock Quotes"? • Gryphon Gold and the Borealis Project • A Modern Day Prospector’s Story • Conducting Research To Find New Gold Deposits • New Tax Considerations For Your Mining Business • Searching for Gold at Paradise Valley, Alaska • The Carson City Mint • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices