February 2002 by Ron WendtThese gifts of nature are all unique to say the least. Any large nugget is an added blessing to the long toiling hours a miner puts in on his claim. Each golden clunker found is an added bonus. And each big one found will be discussed around the dinner table, or the fireplace.
...we were able to pull out close to another 3+ ounces of small, angular Silver City gold. This also included several more small nuggets, pieces of wire gold and some quartz-gold pieces—not bad for 4 days with a small sluice.
Residents believe doré bars landed in a snow-covered area as far as sixteen miles from the airport and some said they will be searching the area after the official recovery
As the ground thaws and dries out and the warmth of spring starts to settle in, it’s time to start afresh with a new prospecting season.
• Getting scolded during recess happens to adults, too.
• On-the-job training
• Batteries not included
• By the numbers
It is a fact that many of the well-known placer districts of the Western US have small veins that contain sparse pockets of coarse gold as their source. This is the main reason why many rich placer districts have seen little or no hard rock mining...
• Increase in claim fees
• Impact of recent elections
• Current suction gold dredging status in California
• Parks in Southern California
Seldom in the 22 years we have been writing in this space have we ever seen a parade of such important events pass along the world’s newswires and print media.
The Bawl Mill • Federal and State Biologists Accused of Planting Evidence • Placer Gold in New Mexico • Mining Deaths Drop to New Low in 2001 • Prospecting for Meteorites with a Metal Detector • Aussie Gold—A Look at Victoria • The Rand of South Africa • Picks & Pans: Arizona Desert Drywashing Adventure • 2001 World Gold Panning Championships • Throw-Away Gold: Back to Basics • Placer Gold Near Fairbanks, Alaska • Company Notes • Editorial • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices