Working on the Bear River
January 2007 by Don RobinsonFurther downstream our motorized equipment was in play. One power sluice was going a lot, with a crew of four getting familiar with the equipment and working hard to create a holding pond to prohibit the muddy water and the...
Another Uranium Boom in the West
The last US uranium mill ever built, in this parched landscape near Lake Powell, shut down quickly after it started operating as nuclear power fell into disfavor about two decades ago.
Melman on Gold & Silver
...while the public appears sold on the idea of imminent recovery and government politicians continually issue statements in support of that concept, several responsible columnists have issued their own predictions, and they are hardly optimistic.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Nevada proposal to cap tax deductions for mining businesses stalls
• NEPA gets a much needed update
• Army Corps to release review of Pebble Mine
Search for the Legendary Sierra Azul
One of the most unique mining stories to derive from the days of the Spanish conquest of the Southwest is the legendary story of the Sierra Azul, or “Blue Mountain” of Arizona. The first reports of what some historians maintain is nothing more than mere myth, came in the middle of the seventeenth century, and it survived as a frontier tradition into the nineteenth century.
Miners Making the Rules and Regulations?
How would you like it if you could make the actual rules and regulations governing your own business? A dream, right? Well, the existing Federal Mining Law gives a claimholder this ability in the context of organized Mining Districts.
4 Keys to Successful Nugget Hunting
Lots of prospectors are trying out nugget detecting for the first time and finding out that it isn’t all that easy. In fact, in my opinion, metal detecting for nuggets is perhaps the most difficult form of prospecting that one can take on.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • In Pursuit of Gold and Silver in the Sierra Madres • Chinese Gold Consumption to Grow • Researching and Staking Mining Claims—Part II • Family Sues US Mint for Return of Rare Gold Coins • High Court Reverses Nevada Mining Decision • Mining Industry Worried about Democrat-Controlled Congress • Company Notes • Looking Back • The Upper Susitna Goldfields • Palladium Hitting Jewelry Market • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices