Underground at Yankee Jim's
June 2003 by Don RobinsonIn 1849, the story spreading around the Barnes Store (on the North Fork of the American near Colfax, California) was about some rich diggings being found up in the hills going east, and not very far up the ridge according to some accounts.
Prospecting With a Magnetometer
Swedes were the first to note variations in the Earth's magnetic field, circa 1640, and they were the first to use the dip needle. They made the first magnetometer in 1870.
Mannequins Bring "Life" to Mining Museum
Mining is coming back to Leadville, at least in spirit.
Melman on Gold & Silver
One last subject is the performance of gold and silver themselves—which has been positive for more than two months—and to explain the reasoning behind these rallies.
Gold in Suriname
Suriname is a former Dutch colony on the north coast of South America, with an area of 63,000 square miles and a population of 450,000. Indians inhabited the region when Spaniards first sailed the coast in 1499.
MMAC & PLP Update
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
MSHA Moves Ahead on Silica RFI But Leaves All Options Open
For now, MSHA is just collecting information. However, the information it collects will shape what comes next.
The Bawl Mill • City Gives Blessing to Pogo Mine • Dry Placers in Southern Baja • A Gold Detector Sitting in a Closet Only Finds Dust—More Detector Tips • Gold in Tennessee • Old Stock Certificates—Treasures or Trash? • Payette Forest Sides With Mining Company • Using Mineral Deposit Models • Miners Still Waiting for Bonding Recommendations from DOI • The Old Mine Dump • A Practical Approach to Dowsing • Feds Release Opinion on Planned Mine Under Montana Wilderness • The Lengendary Lost Gold of the Headless Valley • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices