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Mining Journal Receives Honor


For the 20th consecutive year, ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal was voted “Prospecting Magazine of the Year”...

Gold Prospecting: For Better or Worse


We all love to see that first glimmer of gold when it peeks out from under the black sand in our pan, or feel the weight of a nugget in our scoop when we dig a good target. But sometimes things don’t go quite so smoothly.

New Research Tool for Miners in Wyoming


The Wyoming Geological Survey released an online interactive map...

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Small-scale and commercial suction gold dredges.

PLP Update


We are in the planning stages for our next trip to DC. Clark and I are looking at returning after the mid-term elections, probably around the end of November or early December, to continue discussions with members of Congress…

Have We Hit 'Peak Gold'?


According to some experts, after the peak is reached, the production rate will slowly decline until it reaches near zero while the price shoots upward. At that point, we will have pretty much mined all the economic ore deposits that are present on the planet.

Old Mine Sites and New Technology


We’ve had two trips to the deserts of Nevada and explored mines and mill sites, hiked miles of ravines in California, and swung our detector coils over thousands of square yards of bedrock.

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What Happened to The Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit?


We continue to seek out a patented mining property with an owner who is willing to host such an event with a water supply and enough remaining gold to make it worthwhile for the students.

Melman on Gold & Silver


The combination of these two concerns—the drift toward socialism and the willingness to violate law—appear to me to be capable of raising the level of civil disorder to a point where such disorders could be positive influences on the price of gold and silver.

Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices


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7 days in Alaska!

The Bawl Mill


• The Forest Service worker who cried “wolf”
• Out of commission

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Pruitt out at EPA
• NDAA still under negotiation
• AMRA’s California mining bill fails to reach floor vote

Ask The Experts - What are these thin brittle sheets with reddish powder?


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Ask The Experts - Are custom mills available for titanium and tungsten?


Ask The Experts - What assay value is needed for cobalt deposits?


Ask The Experts - What do you think is the source of gold in this area of Ireland?


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Ask The Experts - Incorrect assays cause problems


Annual Claim Filings Due


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.

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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.

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.

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