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Monday, February 8, 2016

Explanation of Discovery Discussed in BLM Government Pamphlet

I found a site that explains in good English what the General Mining Law of 1870 and as amended means. This pdf covers the Federal Land Policy and Management (FLPMA) of 1976. Of most interest will probably be Federal Lands Open to Mining
http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo/MINERALS__REALTY__AND_RESOURCE_PROTECTION_/energy.Par.28664.File.dat/MiningClaims.pdf Click the link to determine link for PDF.
The contents include:

Explanation of “Discovery”
 Locatable Minerals
 Discovery of a Valuable Mineral Deposit
 Explanation of “Location”
 Mining Claims and Sites
 Lode Claims
 Placer Claims
 Mill Sites
 Tunnel Sites
 Federal Lands Open to Mining
 Staking a Mining Claim or Site
 Recording a Mining Claim or Site
 Maintenance of a Mining Claim or Site
 Annual Assessment Work
 Surface Management
 Mineral Patents
 BLM Land and Mineral Records
 More Information
 Sources of Information
 Geology and Minerals
 Topographic Maps
 Mining Technology
 USDI Bureau of Land Management State Offices
 USDA Forest Service Regional Offices 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Unusual River Spanning Zip Line Technique Revealed

this is a You Tube video showing two guys who figured out a way to send material from an ancient gold river across a current riverbed to a partner with a highbanker. This is fascinating. The receiver pans the concentrated material. First cleanup relegated to take home finishing. Last portion of video might get the juices flowing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2J3mmrLeI8

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Drop Riffle Sluice - Cheap Build - Two Videos and a Blog

This evening I was looking for information on drop riffle sluices. While I was perusing, I discovered a nice site with all the steps a fellow used to build a recirculatiing sluice. He more or less logged the whole procedure of constructing the construction. What he has sto say is enlightening. He has great photos and results. http://www.mdpub.com/sluice/index.html

His creation involved gluing wood riffles into the sluice box. But the way he did it is the same way a drop riffle is made, except the drop riffle is cut out of a board in the beginning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmTw3Wy2e1o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnmznY_x-ng

These videos are really good.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Melting Crushed Gold Ore in a Furnace in Six Easy Steps


  • After reading the steps that follow, note the warnings at the end of the article.
  • Crush the gold-bearing rock to a fine powder.
  • Put the crushed rock and flux in a crucible.
  • Place the crucible in the furnace.
  • Heat the furnace to 1947.52 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the melting point of gold.
  • Take out the crucible. Pour the liquid gold into the mold.
  • Remove the slag from the crucible so that it can be used again.


  • Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_8785057_melt-gold-out-rocks.html

    Friday, September 25, 2015

    Arizona Geological Survey Provides Free Gold Info PDFs

    Here is a link to an Arizona geological Survey site courtesy of Arizona government. this publications covers Gold Placers and Gold Placering in Arizona by Eldred D Wilson. These publications are free to download for your education. It is a 1981 University of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology copyright 1968. It replaced bulletin is 1681. It is interesting reading and details the locations as of gold in Arizona from all the sources available at the time. A warning to the public is given that if you are looking to profit from the information, gold placers are usually the first gold found. This piece is good for finding out how many mines were in the county, the number of ounces found and their value; included is silver data.
    http://www.azgs.az.gov/Mineral%20Scans/gold_bull168_ocr.pdf


    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    Another Joke, "Gold in Heaven"

    There once was a rich man who was near death. He was very grieved because he had worked so hard for his money and wanted to be able to take it with him to heaven. So he began to pray that he might be able to take some of his wealth with him.

    An angel heard his plea and appeared to him, "Sorry, but you can't take your wealth with you." The man begged the angel to speak to God to see if He might bend the rules. The man continued to pray that his wealth could follow him.

    The angel reappeared and informed the man that God had decided to allow him to take one suitcase with him  Overjoyed, the man gathered his largest suitcase and filled it with pure gold bars and placed it beside his bed.

    Soon afterward, he died and showed up at the gates of  heaven to greet St. Peter.

    St. Peter seeing the suitcase, said, "Hold on, you can't bring that in here!"

    The man explained to St. Peter that he had permission and asked him to verify his story with the Lord.

    Sure enough, St Peter checked it out, came back and said, "You're right. You are allowed one carry-on bag, but I 'm supposed to check its contents before letting it through.

    St. Peter opened the suitcase to inspect the worldly items that the man found too precious to leave behind and exclaimed, "You brought pavement?"

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Gold bars, Inflation, and Coins - Basically a Tutorial

    Today I found a great website devoted to gold coin pricing, along with detailed info on precious metal.

    Monday, August 17, 2015

    Gold Prospector Joke

    Three guys went into a gold mine and showed the manager their resumes. There was a Canadian guy, an American guy, and a Korean guy. The Canadian got to work the cranes. The American guy got hired to be the engineer for the cranes. The Korean guy got to be in charge of the supplies. One day the American and Canadian were walking down the main tunnel in the lowest level. All of a sudden the American says, "Hey. Have you seen the Korean because I haven't seen him since we all handed in our resumes together."

    The Canadian says, "No, I haven't seen him either."

    Right then, the Korean jumped out of a dirt mound in front of the guys and yelled, "Supplies!!"

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    Supposedly Second Largest Reserves in the World According to Russian Ministry of Natural Resources

    Would you like a little history about the Russian natural resources? Would you like the facts? This article goes into detail about what happened to the Soviet economy from 1980 on and will give you a better idea of what resources it can bring to bear in the future. The overtures of Gorbachev were cut short, and as a consequence, the people of Russia did not appreciate the benefits of these overtures. It was a great idea. But as history can run, things did not pan out the way they were supposed to. For a good look at contemporary Russian history and the situation vis-a-vis gold, read this article.
    According to the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources, the country has the second largest gold reserves in the world at 12,500 tonnes (over 400 million ounces).