The Business of Mining: Financial Recoveries for Mandated Changes
April 2006 by Mark E. BattersbyTrue independence is rare among prospectors and miners. There is always someone or some agency that is telling the small-scale miner or prospector how to operate or requiring changes in their operations.
New Mexico is not especially known for placer gold, although significant quantities have been recovered from certain districts. There are good opportunities for finding additional gold in favorable areas in the state.
The objective was to pan down all the material from the three-gallon bucket, extract the gold into a small vial, and then signal completion. Every lost flake added a five-minute penalty.
For the 15th consecutive year, ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal was recently honored as “Prospecting Magazine of the Year” by the Best O’ North East Treasure Hunters!
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Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
In March of 2001, I saw a 3” dredge for sale on the Internet that was way over priced. It was advertised as a “complete Keene 3 inch gold dredge ready to go.” But what I saw was only an old 3” Keene header-style sluice box with home made...
While sitting there, I wondered if I should go over the hole again. I did and got a louder signal that turned out being about another twelve inches deep.
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