Understanding and Evaluating Desert Mineralization for Nuggetshooters
July 2005 by Jim StraightThe primary source of many dryplacers is from the weathering of small to large hardrock sulphide ledges to yield free-gold, soluble salts and iron oxides. Placer gold, both large and small nuggets, can be found from the top inch down...
Labor Day! The last chance of the year to do some dredging in Wyoming. Wyoming’s dredging season runs from June through the Labor Day weekend.
• Man turns in two gold bars...
• You'd better get used to the dark...
These gritty clay lines were only a quarter of an inch up to three inches wide. Once the line had been laid out, they would look at the wall of gritty clay material and seek more indicators.
Successful miners report that the Peshastin’s gold is unusually course and most of the recovered nuggets are small pickers. Flood gold is prevalent here and easy to find and recover on the Peshastin.
ICMJ honored with prestigious award.
A group called Michigan Save Our Water Committee is seeking a Michigan ballot measure that would prohibit some types of mining and restrict others.
The hair stood up on the back of my neck when I saw this, especially the nice patches of wash in the bottoms of the gullies, a sure sign of an auriferous source being nearby.
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