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Gold Miner Found $2.5 Billion Worth of Uranium

March 10, 2020

In our March 2020 issue, we published an article titled, "Caught Between A Hard Rock and A Rare Earth Place." It's a follow-up story about a group of hard rock gold miners who stumbled across a rare earth deposit in San Bernardino County, California, that we first reported in our January 2020 issue as "21st Century American Gold Rush: Rare Earth Elements."

This group of miners discovered a large claim block that recently expired and tracked down the previous owner. Ron Kliewer was recently interviewed by the Epoch Times; I'll let him tell the rest of the story...

2019 08 August: Green Returns and Opportunity Is Almost Gone

July 28, 2019

Ray Mills walks us through the area where he has been detecting. As the foliage returns to this area after the fire, the opportunity for unobstructed detecting will soon disappear.

July 2019 - The Sunbaker

June 27, 2019

Ray Mills shows us the area where he recovered a gold nugget weighing in at over 18-pennyweight. This video accompanies Ray's article in our July 2019 issue.

June 2019 - Detecting Wet Ground Yields More Fun Than Gold

May 28, 2019

Rays Mills and a few friends detect for gold in northern Nevada, but dampness puts a bit of a damper on the gold recovered. This video accompanies Ray's article in our June 2019 issue.

2019 May - Following the Clues

April 30, 2019

Ray Mills follows the clues to a new nugget patch in Shasta County, California. This video accompanies Ray's article in our May 2019 issue.

2018 December - Gold Indicators - What to Look for in the Goldfields

November 26, 2018

Your editor joins Ray Mills for a little lesson on what to look for in the goldfields in Shasta County, California. His article appears in our December 2018 issue, along with an article on the rest of the story by Editor Scott Harn.

2018 November - Ray Mills' "Out of the Ashes - New Access to Gold"

October 27, 2018

Video accompanies Ray Mills' article, "Out of the Ashes - New Access to Gold" published in our November 2018 issue.

Ray Mills - October 2018 issue

September 27, 2018

Author/writer/instructor Ray Mills did this little video to accompany his article "How to Beat the Heat -- and The Bedrock" published in our October 2018 issue. It gives you a better idea of what he looks for when metal detecting for gold.

Thousands of ounces of gold in quartz uncovered in one blast at Australia's Beta Hunt mine

September 27, 2018

On Father's Day (September 2, in Australia), miners initially uncovered 9,250 ounces of gold in quartz, and this later reached over 24,000 ounces for this discovery.

Ray Mills - September 2018 issue

August 29, 2018

Author/writer/instructor Ray Mills did this little video to accompany his article "Detecting Canyon Bedrock in The Sierras" published in our September 2018 issue. It gives you a better idea of what he looks for when metal detecting for gold.

the power of mining districts

The Power of Mining Districts: Restoring Access & Returning to Reasonable Regulation

September 1, 2017

by Scott Harn
ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal
I made this presentation at our 2016 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit in Placerville, California in mid-April. Quite a few people have requested a copy, so I thought I would make it available here on our site.

Revised 9-1-2017.

Hand Panning Micro-Fine Gold

April 27, 2017

Improved method for hand panning micro-fine gold

2016 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit

January 23, 2016

April 16 - 17: Vendors, exhibits, lectures; learn how to find more gold and get the equipment you need to be successful. At the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. $5 at the door. (Fairgrounds charges $5 for parking.)

April 15 & April 18: Hands-on training classes at private mining sites. We'll be teaching panning, high banking and metal detecting. Expert instructors will be available to assist you, and a full trommel operation will be set up for those who wish see how it's done. (Pre-registration required for these classes.)

Visit for complete details.

Minerals Make Life

January 23, 2016

We rely on minerals every day, but just how important are minerals to our daily life?

Potato Patch Mine, Part I

March 17, 2014

Washington State miners recover several nuggets, including one weighing in at over 16 ounces, at the Potato Patch Mine near Liberty, Washington. (Story was featured on our November 2013 cover.)

(Caution: strong language.)

Potato Patch Mine, Part II

March 17, 2014

...more gold nuggets are recovered, including a thirteen-ounce piece.

(Caution: strong language.)

Idaho House Resources Committee meeting on suction gold dredging, February 3, 2014.

February 6, 2014

The EPA recently declared that suction gold dredgers in Idaho are required to obtain a NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) permit despite the numerous studies that have concluded suction gold dredging has a "less than significant" impact on the environment. 

The Idaho House Resource Committee invited several individuals to speak about suction dredge mining, and all of them were in favor of allowing suction gold dredging.

Joe Greene, US EPA research scientist, retired
Tom Kitchar, President, Waldo Mining District
Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings
Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik

The video is approximately one hour long.

Our hats are off to the above mentioned presenters for their time and quality presentations.

Update (video) on California suction gold dredge lawsuits by PLP attorney David Young

January 23, 2014

Attorney David Young gives a status report on the lawsuits and the fight to restore the rights of suciton gold dredgers in California.

GoldNomics -- Cash or Gold Bullion?

July 7, 2011

"GoldNomics" is an excellent must see short video about gold. It shows how gold has retained value throughout history and is an attractive alternative to cash today. Legendary investors, central banks and the astute are buying gold today. 'GoldNomics' shows gold is an important safe haven asset and an essential investment and saving diversification in these uncertain times.

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