Washington Gold & Fish Regulations Update
February 2008 by StaffThe Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) announced the release of their new small-scale mining regulations. Public meetings were scheduled at several locations in the state to collect comments, but we learned just prior to press time that the process has come to a halt.
• Stupid policies in action
• Does a Cipro prescription come with that house?
...Most importantly, the mining districts can open the federal land to multiple-use by the public on principles of inclusion rather than the present-day exclusions...
• Bush Proposes Cooperation in Land Conservation
• Federal Government Shuts Down Recreational Mining in Idaho
• Forest Service Considers Grassland Comments in Wyoming, Nebraska, North and South Dakota
There are more Questions than Answers
Thus far we have only briefly discussed the methods used by early miners to process auriferous desert gravels. However, old workings can be extremely productive places to search with a metal detector.
Normally the detector he was using would sound off with a definitive high-to-low tone when passed over a piece of gold, which distinguished the gold from the many high iron content "hot rocks," but this one was different...
The Bawl Mill • Gold Deposits of North Carolina • Turning Waste Rock Into Profit • Dredging the Mokelumne • How to Get Started as a Gold Prospector • Sunshine Mine is Up and Running Again • Gold at Ponderosa • The Juneau Goldfields • Wham Hill • Golden Sunlight Seeks Expansion • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices