The Bawl Mill
February 2008 by Staff• The third time is a charm
• Haunted by his past...
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The historical AJ mine, located east of Juneau, Alaska, was considered the largest gold mine in the state at one time. Joe Juneau and Richard Harris struck gold there in 1880, and it has been more recently known as a tourist destination.
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
Roadless areas in 35 states would be affected under the plan.
The changes we are seeking will most definitely help prospectors, small operations and dredgers. If you haven’t yet read our proposals, you’ll find a link to it at the end of the online version of this article.
I believe dry washing is an underappreciated prospecting method. There are plenty of places where there is some pretty decent gold to be had, but the spot is a long way from any water and dry processing may well be the best way to go.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
Palladium may well be an underexplored element and therefore an opportunity for prospectors and geologists. This is because they are often less than obvious and other than the native metals, a chemical analysis of samples is required to identify PGM-enriched rocks.
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