Working the Belmont Mine Butte, Montana—1953
October 2002 by Bob SchlosserWaiting to go underground in the Belmont Mine in Butte, Montana, I hoped that I didn’t look like a green college kid. I enjoyed watching the ropes run through the sheaves at the top of the head frame as the shaft crew was busy changing over...
The Essentials of Dry Washing
Most dry washers have a feed rate adjustment. It needs to be set so that the material flows evenly over the riffles and does not bury them.
Melman on Gold & Silver
Once again last month the world seemed to be tottering uncertainly on the precipice of whether to continue with some manner of austerity in order to begin restoring government balance sheets to some semblance of fiscal conservatism or whether to openly return to the previous eras of wide-open stimulation via debt, deficits and unlimited money creation.
The Klamath Oldland
The Klamath Mountain province includes a number of separate mountain ranges, such as the Bully Choop, Marble, Salmon, Siskiyou, Trinity Alps, and Yolla Bolly, among others. They are collectively referred to as the “Klamath Mountains” in this article.
The Bawl Mill
• Surprise! No means no
• Overruled, for now
• If it sounds too good to be true
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Environmentalists are missing a golden opportunity
• Special-use authorization not needed
Regarding "Good Assays and Bad"
Last month I wrote an article entitled “Good Assays and Bad,” which gathered a few comments.
Allied Nevada Reactivates Hycroft Mine
Because the gold here is not coarse enough to be recovered in a pan, the deposit was not recognized as holding any significant potential for precious metals until 1908...
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