What's In A Name?
September 2002 by Scott HarnMore than you’d think. For the past several years, we’ve attended countless trade shows across the country, handed out sample copies of ICMJ, and expanded our readership considerably by signing up new subscribers.
For the last two years we’ve held a hands-on prospectors training session in the Iowa Hill district of California’s Mother Lode country as a part of our Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit event. Because of this, I thought it might be good to take a look at the history, geology and opportunities that the Iowa Hill district still offers to the individual prospector.
Priorities will include meeting with the EPA regarding suction gold dredging permitting and with the Forest Service regarding revisions to CFR 228A regulations related to mining and access on public lands.
New Mexico’s Ortiz Mountains rise in irregular volcanic peaks above the surrounding plains, or llano, some 30 miles northeast of Albuquerque and about 14 miles to the south of my home outside the state capital of Santa Fe.
Their Prairie Creek project, located in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories of Canada, has a history dating back nearly eighty years when silver and zinc were first discovered there, and includes the involvement of...
The next hurdle to jump was whether the trommel motor would start again after sitting on the desert for six years without being started. The last time it had taken a three foot pipe wrench to bust it loose.
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