The Search for Specimen (Pocket) Gold in the California Mother Lode
October 1999 by Dwight Juras, PhDAny good miner can drift along a vein to find concentrations of gold if it is there, using good eyes and panning.
Since the 18th century, collectors, geologists and archaeologists have sought the answer to a frustrating mystery: The ancient Olmecs fashioned statues out of striking blue-green jade, but the stone itself was nowhere to be found in the Americas.
During the initial assessment year (the year of location), the claim maintenance fee must be paid at the time the notice of location is filed with the Bureau of Land Management. Failure to pay the claim maintenance fee will void the claim.
Bill and the geologist lost interest and as far as I know, nothing more was done to locate the deposit.
Mexico has a lengthy history of mining and one of the regions most associated with that activity is Durango State in the north-central part of the country.
One of the greatest opportunities afforded to the citizens of our country is the right to stake and hold mining claims on federal lands. One doesn’t need to be a lawyer to stake mining claims, but a little bit of knowledge about mining claim laws can be helpful.
Representatives of every major environmental group in northern Arizona and nearly every American Indian tribe in the region lined up at a public hearing recently to praise officials from the Coconino National Forest.
Over 200 panners competed in this two-day event to decide who was the best of the best.
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