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USGS Reports Increase of Imported Minerals

Since 1993, US reliance on imports of raw and processed materials of mineral origin has increased more than seven fold.

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Melman on Gold & Silver


Sometime during the hippie days of the 1960s, the world became aware of the custom of chanting mantras. At that time, the favorite was the word “OM.” Well, the financial community seems to have recaptured the custom of chanting...

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Bills introduced to stop federal management of greater sage grouse
• WOTUS under review
• Congressional Review Act

The Birimian Greenstone Belts of West Africa


The country we were to visit was Burkina Faso, a small country about the same size of my home state of Nevada with about 10 times more people. The second day I was in Africa, we went out to the goldfields for the first time.

10 Keys to Prospecting Like A Pro


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The Subsurface Suction Dredge


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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• 3809 Regulations—Letter Drive
• Environmental groups infiltrate National Park Service
• Interior Secretary Gale Norton chasties environmentalists over Klamath lawsuit
• EPA requests comments on Maximum Contaminant Level rule

Simple Sluice Design


One of the first pieces of prospecting equipment I acquired was a really nice little aluminum backpack sluice. I’ve used it for some time now and have always been impressed with how well it works for keeping the fine wire gold. But ever since I got on the Internet and started looking around for prospecting stuff, I have been toying with the idea of making a flexible conduit sluice.

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