The Koyukuk-Nolan Goldfields
December 2005 by Ron WendtIt has been said by many, “One of Alaska’s most beautiful places in the world is in the Brooks Range.” You'll get no argument from me.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Record Gold Prices Prompt Gold Mining In Boulder
Nearly 150 years after gold was discovered in Boulder County along Gold Run Creek, a couple of old mines are slowly cranking back into operation now that excavating the slender veins of precious metal is profitable again.
The Birthday Nugget Patch
Down around 10 or 12 inches I hit a large cobble that appeared to be one type of hot rock for this area. I thought bad things about the new technology until I checked the rock.
Study Confirms Mercury Levels Safe in California's Gold Country
While the Water Board documented the selenium levels in fish and noted they exceed the levels of mercury, they have yet to acknowledge the numerous scientific studies that show selenium effectively neutralizes the effects of mercury.
Detectors: Past, Present and Future
Detectors were invented long before I was born, but it was in the 1960s when they started to become an item popular enough to power a fledgling industry. The key development was miniature transistor technology replacing the old fashioned tube technology of the 1950s, making lightweight, affordable detectors possible.
Melman on Gold & Silver
What a start to the year! In just the first two weeks of 2008, we saw the price of gold explode to the highest levels in history at $900 per ounce, Crude Oil reach $100 per barrel, some of the world’s largest financial institutions collapse in market value, unrest spread in Pakistan following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the worst jobs report from the Department of Labor in at least two years and the continued erosion of residential real estate values.
The Bawl Mill • Pombo Bill to Provide Some Relief for Miners • Gemstones in Wyoming—Part I • Gateway Gold and Jerritt Canyon • Miners Come Out On Top in SREP v. USFS • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver • Looking Back • Company Notes • Adding Shine to Your Portfolio • Picks & Pans: Nuggetshooting Around Cactus • Tales of California Gold Discoveries 4th in a Series—Pay Attention When You Dig
Legislative and Regulatory Update • Understanding Sampling Techniques