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Ask The Experts - What equipment do I need to enter an old lode mine?


Hard Work Pays Off On Hard Rock


They worked their plan, bit by bit, and sure enough, after the blast, gold was detected… Over two pounds of beautiful crystalline gold was recovered in that stretch!

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The Mysterious Telluride Minerals


…let’s dive in and take a closer look at these rich gold and silver-bearing minerals to find out what they are, where they form, and how to identify them.

Detecting: Getting Away From The Heat And Into The Gold


Within a very few minutes, I had my first nice sounding target. It turned out to be a nice earring-size gold piece that was about a half a gram.

PLP Update


Face-to-face meetings in Washington, DC, with Trump administration officials and members of Congress are still on hold due to the coronavirus, but Public Lands for the People is continuing to work on mining-related issues via phone and email.

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The Coolgardie Gold Mining Camp of Southern California


The area was mined intermittently from around 1900 to 1915, but was also mined in the late 1800s, with a total output valued at about $100,000, which is around $9.5 million at the current gold price.

Reminder: Annual Claim Filings Due


Mining claimants who wish to retain their mining claims on Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands through the 2021 assessment year must pay a maintenance fee or file a maintenance fee waiver certificate on or before September 1…

Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: How Curiosity Burst My Platinum Bubble


What are they? They are too hard to be lead, and are not tarnished like silver should be.

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Prospecting for Copper—What to Look for on the Outcrop


For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.

Dredging Tips and Tricks: A Measure of Water Pump Efficiency


…as an academic argument, when mated to the appropriate engine, is the pump really moving water at the rate of 400 GPM?

Hard Rock 101: Small-Scale Blasting


…the process remains much the same: Drill holes, load explosives, close up the holes, blast and muck out the resulting broken rock.

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Melman on Gold & Silver


The ultimate resolution of this apparent contradiction between fundamental news and market performance could provide us with important future clues for gold and silver.

Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices


The Bawl Mill


• Crackdown on China continues

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Ask The Experts - Can GPR be used for lode prospecting?


Ask The Experts - How do I extract gold from pyrite?


Ask The Experts - Should I dig faint sounds with no indicator bars while detecting?


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Ask The Experts - Should the detector sound on iron and nickel in a gold area?


Legislative and Regulatory Update


• US Supreme Court declines to hear dredging controversy
• Why Senate Bill S3422 is bad for America
• Comment deadline extended for new California dredging regulations

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