The Fortymile Goldfields
March 2006 by Ron WendtHaving made nearly forty trips into this region over the years, the area has a tendency to draw the individual into its unique winding roads, which were once mining trails, where the creeks and rivers run to and fro across its twisted topography.
Over the years that I have been detecting for gold I have had many of the same questions come up. I decided to write this article to hopefully answer some questions that a person wishing to detect for gold may have.
There are several news items of interest here at ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal.
This article is about our recent gold prospecting adventure, which has yielded over 20 ounces of specimen gold—with more to come.
…as an academic argument, when mated to the appropriate engine, is the pump really moving water at the rate of 400 GPM?
Once again, the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources (ADMMR) is being threatened with elimination.
We can’t say it wasn’t expected. The California Department of Fish & Game released revised suction gold dredging regulations on February 17, 2012, and it’s obvious the agency wants to make life as difficult as possible for dredgers.
As we reported in the January 2001 issue of ICMJ, the Gold Anti-Trust Action (GATA) Committee has been investigating whether or not the US Government, in concert with several bullion banks and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), has been manipulating the price of gold.
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