The Bawl Mill
September 2000 by Scott Harn• Man turns in two gold bars...
• You'd better get used to the dark...
The Legislative Update and Company Notes columns were pulled this issue to make room for this important, breaking news.
Crater of Diamonds State Park is located 4 miles southeast of Murfreesboro, Arkansas...in an area of low hills, about a half-mile north of the Little Missouri River. The region receives 45 inches of rain per year, enough to support pine-oak forests. The diamond-bearing area stands out as grasslands surrounded by forests.
A draft environmental assessment of a proposal to allow long-term camping by gold miners along 21 miles of the North Fork of the Fortymile Wild and Scenic River is available from the Bureau of Land Management.
Over 200 panners competed in this two-day event to decide who was the best of the best.
Mineral properties are constantly being offered through Realtors, magazine ads, and the Internet. They always sound as if they abound in mineral values, but how can you determine if they are really worth the asking price or if they have any value at all?
My largest nugget from this area is almost one-half ounce. I’ve found several smaller chunks and many pickers in addition to the fines and flakes that I put in my poke.
As the great Australian gold rushes of the 1850s gathered momentum, hopeful prospectors rushed from all parts of the globe, not least among these were the ubiquitous Chinese.
Over the Divide • A Word from the Editor • Guest Editorial—Globalizing Mining in America, Part II • Gold Point, Nevada—A One-Man Mining Town Restoration • Rare Coin Makes a Mint at Auction • Letter to the Editor • Jackson Hole Gold, Wyoming • Picks & Pans: Big River Dredging in Northern California • Fake Assays & Assayers • Turning Acid Mine Drainage Into Drinking Water?—Grass Valley Company May Have the Answer • Everything You Need to Know About Gold Wheels • Exceptional Gold Dredging in New Zealand • Lightning Creek, British Columbia • Mine Reopening Could Revive Region • Willow Creek Dredging Trip • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • More Treasure From Sunken Ship