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May 2013 (Vol. 82, No. 9) $3.75

  • The Bawl Mill

    • Lack of privacy
    • IRS employess lying about employment status and more
    • Creative budgeting...
  • Legislative and Regulatory Update

    • Battle continues in Oregon
    • Stop annexation in Southern California
    • EPA ignores Supreme Court ruling with new Idaho permit
    • Alaska sues Feds to restore access rights
    • California dredgers await next big court date
  • Gold Rush in the Congo

    It all started with a phone call from my friend and prospecting partner Pat Keene. He told me that he knew of an investor who was just starting out in the gold industry and was looking for a gold consultant to go to Africa to prospect and analyze a 400 sq. mile concession in the middle of the Congo rainforest. I waited for the “just kidding” line...
  • Find of a Lifetime

    My metal detecting hobby began about ten years ago when I bought a used metal detector for about $300. I got it specifically to look for meteorites. It was pretty much worthless, not user friendly, and I did not find anything with it.
  • All About Quartz—Part I

    One of the first minerals most prospectors learn to recognize is quartz, because, in the right circumstances, it can be an excellent indicator mineral for prospectors. Quartz is common, easy to identify, and is often associated with gold and other valuable metal deposits.
  • Angkor Gold's Cambodia Projects

    Several nations around the world are working diligently to make their countries more attractive to resource development as a means of improving economic development. One such nation is Cambodia, located west of Vietnam, south of Laos and due east of Thailand.
  • Over the Divide

    Gordon Burton
    1935 - 2013
  • Your Guide to Prospecting in Alaska

    Alaska is getting a lot of interest these days, not least because of all the gold prospecting shows on television. Hardly a month seems to pass without some new prospecting show being announced, and a couple of the most popular feature Alaska.
  • Shallow Water Crevicing Can Bring Big Rewards

    Shallow water crevicing or sniping can produce gold if you’re persistent, a hard worker and lucky. It’s nice to have a snorkel, wet suit and goggles. The best practice for success, in my humble opinion, has always been to determine the best gold location and then figure out how to capture it.
  • A Father and Son Prospecting Adventure

    As I write this, I am still on a rush from taking my 9-year-old son, Jeffrey, prospecting for the first time this past weekend. It’s not that he hasn’t been along on numerous outings before: this is the first time that just the two of us went out for a day of drywashing and detecting under the desert sun.
  • Home Office Deductions

    The Internal Revenue Service recently announced (IR-2013-5) a new, simplified option for those who use a home office, which would apply to owners of home-based mining or prospecting operations and businesses.
  • Advantages of Modern Prospectors

    Modern-day placer miners have many advantages over the prospectors of the gold rush days. Our prospectors can reap many benefits from accumulated knowledge of the last 100 to 150 years, which is a long and impressive list.
  • Searchers' Dreams

    The story began in a southern Arizona mountain range...
  • Gold in Unlikely Places

    Detectors have been around for decades now. And with thousands of them swinging, many of the best or at least most likely nugget places have seen a swinging coil. The part that amazes me is that so many nuggets still get pulled out of these seemingly pounded places.
  • Contact Information for Oregon Senators

    Phone or email these Senators and politely express your thoughts and opinions on the pending legislation. (See Legislative and Regulatory Update for more information on the pending legislation.)
  • Melman on Gold & Silver

    It may be no exaggeration at all to state that the past thirty days have seen a collection of headlines that could affect the world profoundly for years to come.
  • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

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