Update On “Special Rock” Kicking
February 2007 by Jim StraightBob “Neverquit” Abendschein’s article on his “Special Rock” in the December 2006 issue was short and to the point. As Neverquit and I are old friends, I sent him e mail:
For a time uranium was more popular with prospectors than gold, but this is no longer true, and it has been decades since it was common to see individuals armed with Geiger counters out in the field.
Q: What should be considered in a Joint Venture on a gold claim?
Australians have told me that emus, being very curious, will pick up and swallow anything shiny or unusual. They say aborigines will kick and pick apart any emu poop they see to check them out for nuggets.
The Great Plains region, contrary to popular opinion, is not entirely flat. There are areas of low hills and badlands, and it is in such areas where gold has been found. The areas of interest range from 700 to 3,000 feet in elevation, with annual precipitation ranging from 15 to 40 inches, in the form of summer thunderstorms and winter snow.
• Do you suppose they're looking for more than pizza?...
• Ouch, that bite hurts!...
• "Don't do as I do—do as I say," seems to be the attitude of the IRS"
Through a program that began in 2011, Barrick Gold Corp.-owned Golden Sunlight has paid out more than $45 million to small miners in the last seven years...
For those who are perplexed and puzzled by the mystery of “hot rocks,” or are considering using a VLF-type metal detector to seek gold nuggets, please read on.
The Bawl Mill • Prospectors Beat Mining Claim Tax • In Pursuit of Gold and Silver in the Sierra Madres—Establishing a Mining Company in Mexico • Michigan DEQ Gives Tentative OK to Nickel, Copper Mine • Saved Before the Tax Bell Tolled • The Petersville—Yentna Goldfields • Demand for Copper Boosts Zambian Mining • Doc Livingston • Bum Luck • San Manuel Mine Officially Closes With a Bang • Environmentalists Target Pebble Mine • Detecting in Australia's Pilbara Region • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back