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Highbanking for Gold


Pumps can be set up quite a distance away horizontally from the sluice, even hundreds of feet. It will work so long as there is sufficient water at the source where the pump is located. Vertical distance is more of a problem than horizontal distance; 30 to 40 feet is the maximum vertical climb for most pumps.

PLP Update


The ESA has become an unwieldy beast that was hijacked by government agencies run amok, and by extreme environmental groups who saw it as a way to lock up public lands and to generate income through exaggerated claims and continuous lawsuits.

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Gold Placers in Italy


Gold is a fairly widespread mineral in the Italian Alps and in the Northern Apennines. It is found both in primary mineralization and in past and recent floods.

Critical Minerals: Titanium—Part II


There are both hard rock and beach sand types of titanium deposits, but the hard rock deposits need to be at least 10 percent titanium while the beach sands often are economic with only two or three percent titanium.

Detector Brings New Life to An Old Lode Mine


…it was immediately evident the previous owner had not been using a detector. During just a few months of working the dumps part-time, he recovered gold in quartz specimens valued in excess of $40,000.

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The Batteries Metal Rush


There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.

Blackberries and Gold


There were iron stains all over and even a few places where I could see iron trash sticking out of the bedrock. These would be ideal spots to start with as the gold travels with the iron and lead.

Writing It All Off After The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


While many prospecting or mining operations don’t have sufficient profits to benefit from accelerated write-offs or even the full 100% “bonus” depreciation write-off, other options can be equally rewarding.

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Melman on Gold & Silver


...one of our most important technical indicators, the “Dow/Gold Ratio,” may be giving off an important signal at this time, which we discuss briefly...

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The Bawl Mill


• Drug smuggling tunnels filled with environmental delays and red tape
• Did we make the list?
• A whopper of an error

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Mining Pegmatite Deposits


With successively lower temperatures as the water mixture cools, new sets of minerals are formed and many of those stable at a higher degree of heat became subject to alteration as the temperature progressively moved lower.

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Critical minerals obtain national security status
• Idaho to take over EPA permitting

SS Central America Gives Up Millions in Gold Rush Era Gold


A treasure-seeking young man whose name will forever remain anonymous made the months-long journey either over land or by sailing ship to California after word spread about the gold strike in 1849.

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