Using Legal Subdivision
May 2001 by Tom Kitchar“Legal Subdivision” is a method used to describe various tracts of land, including most placer mining claims. Anyone wanting to research mining claims in order to find “open ground,” for the purpose of prospecting and/or locating a mining claim, will need to know how to use this tool.
Prospecting After Winter Storms
So, how much rain does it take to cause a major movement of gravels in a stream and redistribute the gold? The technical answer is enough water to move the bed load of the river.
It's Hard to Find Gold!
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
Stillwater At Half Speed
Stillwater Mining Company’s East Boulder platinum and palladium mine is back in operation, with its staff cut in half...
Over the Fiscal Cliff for Tax Savings
The so-called “Fiscal Cliff” tax package recently passed by Congress and signed into law renewed more than 50 temporary tax breaks through 2013, saving individuals and businesses about $76 billion.
Ask The Experts—Where can I find information on the Abby mine?
Q: I would like to know where I can find information on the Abby mine located at Hildreth, CA.
Colorado Uranium Mining in the 1950s Boom
You can learn a lot from a small mining operation because you have to become proficient in every job. Soon I was preparing fuses, placing powder (dynamite) and learning the ins and outs of drilling and blasting.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Bawl Mill • Original Sixteen to One Goes to Court—Challenges MSHA Citations Part II • The Golden Triangle of Sonora, Mexico • Placer vs. Lode Gold • Gold Tellurides: Tellurium, an Assay Impurity • Court Hears Arguments Over Rights to Shipwreck • Picks & Pans: How to Succeed in a Small Mine, A Case History: 1990-2000 • Charcoal Crucible Recipe • Discovery of the Mountain Pass REO Deposit • Romance of the Old Silver King • Record-Breaking Alaskan Nugget for Sale • Company Notes • Nevada Gold Production Up Despite Lower Prices • Gold in Guatemala • Bush Taps Utah Resident for Labor Post • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Honda Pares Down Use of Precious Metals in Autos