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Thieves Make Off with Tons of Gold & Silver Ore


According to local press reports, about ten armed thieves forced their way into a private freight dispatch yard near the port, subdued employees, and then took several hours to search for the shipping containers…

Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices


Gold, Silver & Stocks—How Do I Decide Where to Invest?


First, I look for smaller exploration companies that appear to be on the right track or that have started producing precious metals and are able to do so at a low cost per ounce.

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New Mexico Reaches $32M Settlement Over 2015 Gold King Mine Spill


The New Mexico settlement marks just the latest reached over the past year. Colorado and the Navajo Nation also have inked multimillion-dollar agreements…

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The Bawl Mill


• To pollute or not to pollute, is that the question?
• Feeling a little low on energy this summer…
• The comical side of politics
• Two birds with one windmill…

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Why The Paper Change?


Legislative and Regulatory Update


• All bark but no bite
• Company looks to restart mining in Wisconsin

Ask The Experts - When do I use detector discrimination?


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Introducing ICMJ’s New Owners: Josh and Sherrie Reinke


Little did we know, this many years later, we would have the honor and pleasure of serving the mining community as the new stewards of the ICMJ legacy.

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How to Use BLM’s New Mineral and Land Records System


This new map-based tool is far superior to the old version with lots of potential layers and information that a prospector can use in research.

A Short But Productive Hunt


The prospects I found are known to carry heavy chunks of gold, sometimes in quartz, ironstone, or many times a rusty-looking type of shale covering.

Blast from the Past: Jeff Casserly Tells His Own Story


I have been finding nuggets all my life, beginning in Sierra County 50 years ago, and believe me they don’t pop up out of the ground like mushrooms when they see me coming and say, “Here I am and take me home.”

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Old Dog(Fighter), New Trick


Then it occurred to me that the drywasher was designed by an engineer. Gotta love engineers! Those slide-rule geeks always tinker with gravity, angles, curves and flow.

Talking Metal Detectors with Brent Weaver of Garrett


… I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Brent Weaver, Garrett’s chief design engineer to talk about gold-oriented detectors, how they work and how prospectors can get the most out of them.

PLP Update


It is in all of our best interests to have our voices heard. According to the current documents, two local areas that we use frequently… are being considered as being listed as ACEC’s (Areas of Critical Environmental Concern).

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Strategies for Detecting Heavily Pounded Areas—Part III


This helps me to see if there is a pattern taking place with where I am finding nuggets, and when I study the map layer with all of my pins marking nuggets, I can drop in new pins where I want to search the next day.

EPA Recommends Against Reissuing Permit for PolyMet Mine


PolyMet contends the project will actually reduce mercury and sulfate discharges into the St. Louis River watershed because it will clean up an old iron mining waste pond at the processing plant site.

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