November 2003 by Lance HarkerAwhile back, I was doing some prospecting in a remote mountain region, located in the rugged, well-timbered valleys of north-central British Columbia, an area known for its coarse gold.
There are loads of new gold prospectors attracted by the current high prices, and so I thought it might be a great time to take a look at what makes some prospectors so much more successful than others.
• Is this a good time to invest in gold and silver?
Q: About 158,000 tons of ore is estimated to remain on the property. Worth further investigation?
Hardrock mining in the US has been hit by a tragic streak of mining accidents in recent months.
It is a gemstone, and yet it is also closely associated with many types of metal ores. It's valuable itself but often points toward other valuable minerals—that is certainly something prospectors want to know more about!
The Bunker Hill Mine is doing its part to help tsunami victims by sending crates of bandages impregnated with silver to Indonesia.
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