Professional Equipment for Serious Detectorists!

Magazine

History & Geology

The Strange History of the Utica Mine

In the summer of 1854, John Selkirk, a discouraged placer miner who was down on his luck and ready to go back to Massachusetts, tied his mule up in a gulch north of what is now downtown Angel's Camp.

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

Gold and Rare Earth Elements in New Mexico


We import nearly all of our REEs from China, so it’s critical that we find and continue to develop domestic resources of these elements.

California's Mother Lode Quartz Veins


The actions of the hot, ore-bearing solutions are not limited only to the deposition of material within the walls of the fissures.

The Silver, Gold and Gemstones of Candelaria, Nevada


The Candelaria area is of interest to prospectors not just for silver, gold and other metals, but also for the beautiful gemstones found there.

A New Look at Old Mines


Exploration companies are actively looking for properties with profitable potential, even if the ground was once cast off as too low in grade to be economically viable. This is especially true in states that are reasonably friendly toward...

Electrum: Gold and Silver Together


...if you are out prospecting and find something that looks very much like a nugget but has an odd greenish-gray cast to it, don’t be too quick to simply toss it aside as junk.

The Long Road to Gold Point, Nevada


Apart from the hard rock mines, there are abundant gold-bearing placers, especially in the areas in and around Oriental Wash.

Gold in The Silver Crown District, Wyoming


When my field assistant Jay Roberts and I entered the mine, it appeared as if someone just walked out of the mine, turned off the lights and never returned.

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Ask The Experts   • Ask The Experts   • Ask The Experts   • Ask The Experts   • Detector Prospecting Accessories   • Electrum: Gold and Silver Together   • Drywashing Arizona Gold   • Mineralized Faults and Contacts in the Search for Gold   • Sunshine and Gold   • A Successful Trip Through Gold Basin   • Oregon Miners File for Summary Judgment   • The Significance of Nuggets in Placers   • Forest Service Seeks to Lock Miners Out in South Dakota   • Maitland Bar Nugget to Go On Display   • Company Says Central Idaho Project Feasible   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:
Legislative and Regulatory Update   • MMAC & PLP Update

Advertisements

Garrett Electronics - trusted by real miners & prospectors!
Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue