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...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
• IRS—Inept Resource Specialists
• A drought of common sense
• Thanks for your service, now please hold...
The National Academy of Sciences has taken a step toward reviewing a proposed cleanup plan in Idaho.
• Dear Palestinian Bomber…
• Not what we had in mind...
• The high price of poverty
• Wipe that smile off your face
The Black Hills of western South Dakota are domal mountains that rise to 7,242 feet near Mt. Rushmore National Monument. Annual precipitation reaches 28 inches, enough to support winter sports and pine forests.
These are entry-level machines designed with gold prospecting in mind and with the ability to handle mineralized ground and see nuggets of a grain or so in size, perhaps smaller.
Gossan is defined as being an iron-bearing capping over a sulfide deposit. It is formed by the oxidation and leaching of sulfide minerals, leaving hydrated iron oxides such as limonite and goethite, along with manganese oxides.
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