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The Search for Specimen (Pocket) Gold in the California Mother Lode

Any good miner can drift along a vein to find concentrations of gold if it is there, using good eyes and panning.

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Kerry Proposes Large Fees on Miners


John Kerry’s proposal to increase mineral royalties to raise money for national parks has drawn strong opposition from officials and mining interests in Nevada, which produces 81 percent of the nation’s gold.

Potential Gold at Old Hydraulic Sites


So why would a modern-day prospector want to learn about a method of mining that was banned by the courts more than a century ago?

Record-Breaking Alaskan Nugget for Sale


Clay described working the placer claim with his D-6 in 1998, “when this big one just rolled....."

Miners Rescued After Two Weeks


Two Australian miners who survived for two weeks in a kennel-size cage trapped 3,000 feet underground walked out of the Beaconsfield Gold Mine and punched the air, freed by rescue crews drilling round-the-clock by hand.

Melman on Gold & Silver


The only phrase that comes to mind in reviewing this past month is "deja vu." We've seen all this before; falling gold prices, rising stock markets, soaring hi-tech stocks, crazy initial public offerings (IPO's) and a return to public confidence that all problems can be solved.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Assembly Bill 1032
• Forest Service tries to rewrite Mining Law
• California seeks comments from dredgers
• Support PLP efforts

Using a Winch to Work Smarter, Not Harder


It’s really a kick to watch a boulder weighing several tons moving out of your dredge hole and onto the cobble pile being pulled by a cable attached to your portable winch.

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