The Lengendary Lost Gold of the Headless Valley
June 2003 by Ron WendtSince 1906, when the McLeod brothers’ skeletal remains were first found tied to trees with missing heads, prospectors have been going into the Nahanni in search of elusive gold. A lot of those who lust for Nahanni gold have never been heard of or seen again.
California: The Land of Big Nuggets—Part I
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
Ask The Experts
Q: Is this gold or some other metal?
For a Few Specks of Gold
The gold at the Ruby Hill Mine is microscopic, specks of specks that amount to a few ounces in every 100 tons of rock. It is embedded hundreds of feet beneath the rocky floor of the high desert, tawny and stubbled with sagebrush, toothy ridges dusted with snow.
Melman on Gold & Silver
As the wags have been putting it recently, it looks like the United States is caught between “Iraq and a hard place.” Every day for the past month we have read headlines about the likelihood of immediate war, and, based on those headlines, gold, petroleum and the financial markets have gone off on their tangents.
Understanding Hard Rock Mining: Terms and Methods—Part II
A better understanding of hard rock mining methods and knowing a little about how these mines work can help the individual prospector to understand reports and stories about both modern and historic mine operations.
Using Google Earth and Other Maps
Last month, one of our readers requested an article regarding the possible use of Google Earth for prospecting research. It was a good idea, so here it is.
The Bawl Mill • City Gives Blessing to Pogo Mine • Underground at Yankee Jim's • Dry Placers in Southern Baja • A Gold Detector Sitting in a Closet Only Finds Dust—More Detector Tips • Gold in Tennessee • Old Stock Certificates—Treasures or Trash? • Payette Forest Sides With Mining Company • Using Mineral Deposit Models • Miners Still Waiting for Bonding Recommendations from DOI • The Old Mine Dump • A Practical Approach to Dowsing • Feds Release Opinion on Planned Mine Under Montana Wilderness • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices