Washington Gold & Fish Update
July 2001 by Greg ChristensenWashington’s mineral prospecting regulations, adopted Jan. 1999, have indeed caused great chaos for those who enjoy the hobby and also those who were accustomed to making a living by operating larger (8”) dredges. The discussion within the miners’ network has not decreased; at best it is a slow simmer.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
What minerals are magnetic? I have heard that super magnets (rare earth magnets) can capture platinum. True?
There are so many, many different types of gold pans on the market that I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at the world of the simple gold pan.
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
Colorado-Utah-Wyoming oil shale was first reliably discovered to contain gold and silver by the U.S. Bureau of Mines in the 1920s. Although most of this vast shale resource, up to 1,000 feet in thickness, contained nil or barely detectable values, many brown shale samples fire assayed here over the past thirty years have yielded up to 0.02 ounces per ton (opt) Au and 2.0 opt Ag.
With history so often repeating itself, you can’t go wrong searching for gold using modern exploration techniques and exploration theories in regions of historic gold activity.
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