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Watermelon Gold

Awhile 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.

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It’s really a kick to watch a boulder weighing several tons moving out of your dredge hole and onto the cobble pile being pulled by a cable attached to your portable winch.

PLP Update


The miner was drywashing using a small, gas-powered drywasher for a short period of time—maybe an hour—when he was asked by a ranger to see his permit, which is not required to prospect at this small of a scale.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Miners win latest round
• New push to close off lands in New Mexico
• Close call in Peru
• New underground safety requirements

Melman on Gold & Silver


It is hard to imagine any month during the thirty years I have been writing this column which had more bombshell headlines than the past thirty days.

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• Is the Spenceville Wildlife area open to prospecting?

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