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The Price of Gold—Where It’s Headed and Why

For the past year, one of the most troubling questions raised at mining conventions and conferences has been, “Why have so many economic and social events occurred as predicted, but the precious metals remain locked in a...

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AZ Miners and Minerals Department Threatened with Elimination


Once again, the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources (ADMMR) is being threatened with elimination.

Gold Pours Again at Jerritt Mine


Yukon-Nevada received permission last month from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to restart the mill, after the agency determined the company met environmental standards.

A Working Arrastra


If everything you see, the men, the animals, the crude mechanism that grinds gold from rock, everything around you, looks to be from centuries ago, if the mysterious sound you hear is pure history and the smell around you is primitive, if the earth beneath your feet quivers with untold strangeness; and, the taste in your mouth sweeps time out of mind then, if all of this happens at once, if every one of your five senses has taken you into the past, then you’ve traveled back in time.

Gondwana Gold and Diamonds


Some 250 million years ago, the Earth had just one supercontinent, known as “Pangaea.” For whatever reason, the supercontinent began to break apart. South America and Africa remained joined, as “Gondwana,” until 65 million years ago, when they split apart. The obvious “fit” of South America with Africa was noted by geologists back in the 19th century, but it was not until Alfred Wegener came out with his “continental drift” hypothesis in 1912 that people took note.

Melman on Gold & Silver


What a difference a year makes. It makes one wonder if we still live on the same planet!

Metal Detector Testing Methods


It will not be any easier than on your table at home, and so testing a very small test target like the ballpoint pen can tell you immediately if a detector is suitable for looking for tiny gold nuggets.

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