The "Rip-Roaring" Flood That Washed Out Mazuma, Nevada
March 2005 by Jim StraightOkay, now for the story of not only the Mazuma flash-flood, but also of early day happenings in the surrounding Seven Troughs area as related to me by Gloria’s (late) grandmother, Gommie. At this time (1953-1954) Gommie was in her late 60s and often reminisced regarding her early life in Iowa as a schoolteacher...
Melman on Gold & Silver
October lived up to its reputation as a most unfriendly month for the stock market as hi-tech stocks took a huge battering, the NASDAQ and the Dow were hit by heavy selling and consumer confidence figures plunged.
Melman on Gold & Silver
...a presentation of these important trends—which coincidentally have dominated the recent news—and my resultant predictions for 2016 and beyond, will make up the majority of this column.
How to Handle Claim Jumping
...what do you do when someone intentionally or continually takes gold or other precious metals from your claim?
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Understanding Geologic Deposit Models
Geologists have long noted the similarities of certain types of mineral deposits all across the globe. Similar minerals, similar country rocks, and similar grades of mineralization may occur in several different parts of the world.
The Upper Susitna Goldfields
The upper Susitna Goldfields, sometimes known as the Valdez Creek Mining District, are located 150 miles northeast of Anchorage off the Denali Highway in the Alaska Range. Though a small mining district, it was the “jewelry box” of the...
Gold and other valuable metals are often deposited in breccia and rubble formed by flat or gently-dipping faults. Such faults are commonly found in areas of crustal stretching caused by the movement of tectonic plates. Flat-faults are especially common in southeast California, southern Arizona, and northern Sonora, Mexico. However, they can be present anywhere that crustal stretching has occurred.
The Bawl Mill • $100 Million Lost on Faulty ESA Listing • Geologists Locate Giant Gemstones • Miner Wins Important Victory Against Forest Service • Philippines Asks Foreigners to Invest in Mining • The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part IV—Recovery of Coarse Gold From Alluvial Placers • Healthy Interest at Recent Vancouver Conferences • Idaho Silver Miners Come to Aid of Tsunami Victims • Picks & Pans: In Search of a Vein: Looking for Hardrock in the Talkeetna Mountains • Researchers Trace History of Hope Diamond • Looking Back • Resolution Copper Mine, Arizona • Company Notes • China Ups Investment in Foreign Minerals • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices