The Saga of Sand Mountain
April 1999 by Phillip I. EarlThe Nevada Historical Society's
"This Was Nevada" Series
Problems finding gold with a detector
Detecting is not very complicated and the rewards can be tremendous. The difference between success and fruitless toiling can be remedied by a few small adjustments and a whole lot of perseverance.
• Environmental groups push for more ESA listings
• Proposed grant program to recruit mining engineering students
• Canyon Resources
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Placer Dome Inc.
• Royal Gold, Inc.
Nevada gold mines produced only about 6 percent more gold in 2010 than they did the year before, but the value of that gold was up a whopping 33 percent.
• A bumpy ride for miners...
• Speaking of climate change...
• "Recreational" mining
He found 5 to 7 feet of gravel containing half an ounce per yard. This started a rush of placer activity and several other shafts were sunk, with some large multi-ounce nuggets being found.
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