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Where To Find Diamonds

It is somewhat common for gold prospectors to find diamonds in black sand concentrates and not recognize them.

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Mutiny on The Mason


We decided to check some spots that were pretty good to us on previous trips. The detector was deceptively simple with few buttons and auto-ground balance.

Melman on Gold & Silver


Unquestionably, the events of January 20, 2009, highlighted the news of the past month as on that date, the “torch of leadership” of America passed from the departing George W. Bush and into the hands of the 44th President, Barack Obama.

Economic Analysis on Critical Habitat for Bull Trout


The US Fish & Wildlife Service has released the economic analysis and reopened the comment period for their proposal to designate critical habitat for the bull trout in 18,469 river miles and 532,721 acres of lake and reservoir habitat across the Western states.

Mining Sisters Make History


Judy Etherton wasn’t out to make headlines or break any barriers when she entered the mining industry more than 30 years ago.

Evolution Of A Gold Prospect


The adage of, “The harder I work, the luckier I get,” has profound meaning, but it doesn’t always apply to prospecting.

Yesterday's Gold—Today's Mine


It would seem that we are often indeed destined to repeat history. In terms of gold discovery, even with all the advancements that have been made over the years, it seems we are once again on the cusp of returning to the 1800s world of gold mining. Even as you read this, a new gold rush is taking place in a sleepy little town in South Carolina.

The Fire Assay of Carbon


Carbon, activated charcoal, or “char,” as some old timers refer to it, can be an assayer’s nightmare.

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