Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Seven Suggestions for Finding Workable Gold Ground (Conclusion)

It doesn't matter if you're sticking close to home or heading for a gold-rich Amazonian jungle, there's one surefire way to find workable gold ground. That very good means to an end is the subject of this, the final post of this series.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Seven Suggestions for Finding Workable Gold Ground (Part 6)

 (It's all about gold in many forms.)

The idea for finding workable gold ground I'm suggesting in this post follows hard on the heels of Suggestion 5 and in some ways is very similar as far as intent is concerned. However, what I'm about to suggest in this post takes thing a giant step farther and requires much more in physical, mental, emotional, and yes...practical outlay, including finances.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Seven Suggestions for Finding Workable Gold Ground (Part 5)

The suggestion I'm presenting in this post is essentially a "no brainer," but I'm continually amazed by how infrequently it's followed up on. As you all know by now, success in gold mining on any scale (large or small) is largely defined by the overall quality of the ground you choose to work. Can I get an "Amen, brother!" on that last statement?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

On Mining, Corruption, and Fighting CIty Hall

 (Image courtesy the New 49'ers.)

The subject of my previous post got me to thinking...a dangerous undertaking to be sure, but sometimes I need to fire up at least three of those four brain cylinders of mine so I can cogitate a bit. I try to remain positive in all my outlooks about people and this life we're journeying through, but when it comes to the state of small-scale gold mining in this country (the United States) I inevitably end up with a furrowed brow and a frown. Sorry, just can't help it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Seven Suggestions for Finding Workable Gold Ground (Part 4)


Methinks I'm about to open a big can of worms in this post since I have some pretty strong views about this particular suggestion for finding workable gold ground. I promise I'll try to remain objective, however. That said, you can also count on the fact that I'll be pulling no punches herein either. So grab a cold beer or a cup of Joe and settle in.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Gold Suction Dredging Moving Forward in California

 (Some New 49'ers hard at work.)

My friend and highly experienced fellow miner here in New Mexico, "Rattlesnake" Jim, keeps me apprised of current happenings in the small-scale gold mining and prospecting realm. To a great degree I'd be lost without his help since I don't follow the news media in any form whatsoever. Just today Jim has provided me with the latest news on the suction dredging moratorium in California.