US Mining Industry Outlook Brighter
May 2004 by Daniel JensenSmaller exploration and development companies, many of which were international, were driven out of the US during the Clinton era and are now looking for signs that it’s safe to come back. Policy changes, rising metal prices, a weakened dollar and a more positive hiring forecast may be the most attractive set of signs the industry has seen in years.
I was working on an article to submit to you and had been for a couple of months. It won’t be the first. I had something occur that made me put off the article—safety! My article was concerning mineral processing at home.
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
A retired gold prospector spent hours digging up his fortune in the northern goldfields near Kambalda, Western Australia, after finding the target with his metal detector.
The excavator or backhoe has become the tool of choice for testing placer ground. These machines are the best way to explore and sample a placer deposit if the ground is not too wet or frozen and bedrock is not beyond the reach of the machine.
The signal I was hearing was coming from a vertical bedrock crack on the bank of the creek. I removed my backpack, took out my crevicing tools and started to clean out the crack when I saw a glint of gold.
...more folks rolled in on Saturday morning and many were eager to venture out onto the Sleepy Bear property—all 415 acres—and try their luck at finding some gold.
Public Lands for the People is working on a Miner's Bill of Rights with the support of several members of Congress.
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