The Business of Mining: Cars, Trucks and Tax Deductions
December 2006 by Mark E. BattersbyMost importantly, self-employed miners, prospectors or employees (even of their own mining-related business) who own or lease an automobile, can utilize the standard rate so long as they operate only one car at a time for business purposes.
Suction gold dredging at Real Del Castillo, a remote and seldom visited old gold mining camp less than fifty miles north and east of Ensenada, Mexico.
Back in October I read with great interest Chris Ralph’s article on the use of a metal detector while drywashing, and I wholeheartedly agree—I wouldn’t even consider going drywashing without using a metal detector in conjunction...
Unquestionably, it was the other side of the Atlantic Ocean—that is the European side—that provided virtually all the political, economic and social fireworks during the past month.
by Ron James
State Historic Preservation Officer
This mine was a real wonder of engineering, and the water supply and drifts had to be carefully managed to keep it in operation. In fact, it didn’t close due to lack of gold, but instead closed with the fall of the Roman Empire.
The discovery of gold in the Klondike in August 1896 brought a rush that became a bonanza for a few, and hardship and disaster for many. The remoteness of the discovery site, and the extremely harsh climate made the effort to recover gold foolhardy for all but the most prepared.
My first encounter with rocks and minerals started as a young child in the company of my siblings investigating the rocky mounds placed around the Australian coastline to help prevent erosion just north of Brisbane...
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Researching and Staking Mining Claims • The Goodnews Bay Platinum Fields • Special Rock • The Kern River Gold Rush • Finding Gold in Mokelumne River Canyon • Important Court Cases • Smugglers Causing Problems in South Africa • Market Spotlight: Platinum in Demand • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices • Looking Back