The Bawl Mill
May 1999 by Kenneth Harn• Snake fence upsets environmentalists...
• Job appointments based on credentials, not connections, says the governor...
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
125 Years of Mining History in the Panamints
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.
Our Readers Say
• Prospecting for Diamonds in Kimberlite by W. Dan Hausel
• Miners referring to their activity as “recreational”
Eolian Gold Deposits
Prospectors who specialize in electronic detecting for nuggets in desert areas are especially interested in this type of deposit, as it yields nuggets that are close to the surface of the ground...
Gold in Alaska - Part II
The widespread gold and base metal mineralization supports that many significant lode deposits remain to be discovered.
Where to Start: Advice for the Beginning Detectorist
Gold can show up in unexpected places at times, so I don’t like to tell people where not to look. An exception is where the gold is likely to be very deep.
Solar-Powered Placer Sampling Equipment
One hundred and seven years ago the world’s first electric-powered bucket line dredge started to work in Montana. This summer, Montana likely saw its first solar-powered Denver Gold Saver put to work.
Mining Law—A Short History • Industry Urges Restraint on Mining Reforms • Environmentalists Back FS on Mining Withdrawl • Our Readers Say • Open Letter to the BLM • Huge Nugget To Be Auctioned • Platinum Group Metals • Company Notes • Gold at Mercury Mines • The Lovitt Mine • Picks & Pans: "Eye-Balling" for Alaskan Gold • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back • Oil and Gas in Washington • As Millennium Nears, Copper No Longer King in Arizona