There’s Still Gold In Oregon’s Umpqua River
January 2008 by David KnowlenThe Umpqua River, located in the heart of western Oregon, flows for several miles nearly alongside Interstate Highway Five.
DEF Has Another Successful Year
A relaxing trip was long overdue. The deadlines associated with assembling a magazine each month tend to wear on you after awhile. I needed a break. Several organizers of Dredge Earth First were...
Pacific Legal Foundation Gets Significant Win
In an important victory for western property owners, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled for Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), and Idaho rancher Verl Jones’ family, in a closely watched case that addresses the standard by which injunctions can be issued under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Drywashing for Desert Gold—Part II
…whichever layer I’m getting the best gold, I’ll work that stratum. Some of the best gold in the desert is not always on the bedrock.
How to Field Evaluate A Placer Property
If there is misleading wording anywhere, it will be in the sample data and in reserve/resource estimates.
Melman on Gold & Silver
Putting this information together, we conclude that the coming year of 2007 could hold explosive growth for the precious metals as the probability of an international “accident” rises, as the dollar comes under increasing pressure and as the fundamental demand for resources of all types from India and China plus other developing nations grows relentlessly.
Picks & Pans: In Search of a Vein: Looking for Hardrock in the Talkeetna Mountains
Down, down, down I plummeted into the narrow granite chute. In a matter of a few seconds, I envisioned myself lying crumpled in a field of mammoth, sharp, jagged granite rocks. In those few seconds, my thoughts also imagined my life ebbing...
Tips on Crevicing for Gold
When everything is still dry, one of my favorite methods of prospecting is using a straw to blow out small cracks and crevices that dot the exposed bedrock along a stream.
The Journal Welcomes Chris Ralph as Associate Editor • The Bawl Mill • Global Hunter • New Study of the Formation of Nuggets—Part II • Michigan DEQ Approves Upper Peninsula Mine • Let’s Go Crevicing for Gold • Mining Restrictions Lifted in Southwest Alaska • Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre: The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Conclusion • 2007 Annual Photo Contest Winners • Exploring La Trinidad Mine • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices