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Ask The Experts - Help with sluice angle and recovering silver


Ask The Experts - What is the host rock for lithium?


PLP Update & Legislative and Regulatory Update


I’m combining these columns this month because there is an overlapping issue I wanted to address -- the new Interior Department “working group” on mining reform

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From The Editor: A Note to Our Readers and Advertisers


We want to assure you that we took our time, looking for someone energetic and knowledgeable, and I think we found the perfect match.

How Do I Recover Gold In Black Sands?


Prospectors deal with black sands in lots of different ways. I know that some prospectors worry about getting every speck of gold and save black sands in buckets until they have hundreds of pounds.

Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Pots of Gold


Sure enough, after hiking a couple miles uphill and hacking through some brush, we found the place just as he had described it.

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A Walk Through The Gold Indicators


The question that most new people have is, “What do I detect?” Most people have a picture in their mind of what it takes to make what they are seeing a good place to detect. This is what I will try to sort out for you.

How Topography Affects Prospecting for Gold


Keeping in mind how the local topography affects where gold has been deposited can help you find more gold, and is certainly something the prospector needs to keep in mind.

Getting Into Hot Water While Reclamation Dredging


Once I started dredging with heated water pumped into my wetsuit, I never went back to not having heat except late in the summer when the water is very warm.

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Strategies for Detecting Heavily Pounded Areas


The problem is every other nugget hunter and drywash prospector had the same idea. As a result, you can spend days, weeks, and even months detecting these areas and not find a single nugget.

Huge Opal Sells for Nearly $144k at Alaska Auction


The opal is larger than a brick and is broken into two pieces, which von Brandt said was a practice used decades ago to prove gem quality.

Drywashing Moist Dirt


Over the years, I’ve proved to myself over and over again that I don’t have to wait many weeks after rains before I head out to the goldfields to do some gold digging.

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Melman on Gold & Silver


This is yet another potential danger to the financial and social health of America—and one which the precious metals markets appear to be taking under consideration.

Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices


Critical Minerals Update


The critical metals are essential to the modern lives we lead. The prices of critical metals are moving up even faster than government published rates of inflation, with little sign of slowing down.

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The Bawl Mill


• Would you like an order of flies with that?
• Covid isn’t the only thing “Made in China”

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Another setback for Twin Metals
• US Supreme Court to review case that challenges WOTUS

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Ask The Experts - Any tips on finding gold in Colorado?


Ask The Experts - Should I be seeing black sands in the tailings of my sluice box?


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