Small Mining Operations
The Oregon Claim
December 2010 by Chuck LassiterWhen I started dredging a short distance downstream from that feature I realized that I was into a major paystreak and much of the gold was coming right out of the upper gravel. I could see the chunky pieces falling out of the gravel as they were pulled into...
Legislative and Regulatory Update
- NEPA comments due
- Update on latest US Supreme Court suction gold dredging appeal
- Washington State tries to restrict suction gold dredging
Cyanide-Free Gold Separation
Some ores—mostly those with a high free gold content—are very amenable to gravity concentration. Well oxidized ores containing coarse gold are usually best for non-cyanide processes. Ores with significant sulfide content may require the...
Why Haven't They Mined This Claim?
Improvements in mining equipment and techniques, along with a higher gold price, make many mining properties profitable today that may not have been in the past.
Recovering Fine Gold with Oleophilic Adhesion
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
Nice Specimen Gold Recovered in Northern California
Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.
Bering Sea Gold—Part I
The popularity of the new Discovery Channel series Bering Sea Gold has peaked interest in what gold resources are offshore of Nome, Alaska. The Cape Nome mining district is world famous...
Progress Continues in Honduras
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts—Iridium • Ask The Experts—Highbanker legal in CA?; Best place to sell raw gold? • Ask The Experts—Using classifiers • So, Where's The Gold?—Finding Gold Detectors Miss • Forest Service v. Michael & Linda Backlund • Highbanking on the Feather River • CFTC Finds Evidence of Silver Market Manipulation • Gold in Arizona • Detecting for Gold in Australia—The Kimberley Trip • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
Legislative and Regulatory Update • Know Your District