Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nevada's Sawtooth Mining District


As time has gone by I've been considering Nevada more and more these days for its small-scale gold mining (and prospecting) potential. Unlike California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and most other western states, Nevada has not been overrun by glassy eyed "greenies" looking to put an end to ALL mining activities, small-scale or otherwise. That says something about the importance of mining to the Silver State as well as the independent spirit of the majority of Nevadans.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Researching Online Mining Systems (Conclusion)

 (Mindat gold specimen.)

In the final post of this three-part series I'll be talking a bit more about Mindat. Online databases like Mindat are great research sources for small-scale gold miners, so take heed.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Researching Online Mining Systems (Part 2)

 (A Mindat photo of a gold specimen from Norway.)

I'm writing this series of posts in the interest of furthering your online mining research and data acquisition knowledge. Hopefully, it will have value for you. I know this much...if I'd had access to this sort of online data back in the day I could've really accelerated my small-scale mining knowledge and experience. (That's a tip, by the way...)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Researching Online Mining Systems (Part 1)


 (USGS Mineral Resources System interactive map.)

Jeff M., a rock-steady gold miner and reader/contributor to Bedrock Dreams has asked that I address some aspects of mine research, especially using the United States Geological Reports (USGS) System online. Thorough research can be a great asset to your mining activities so let's move forward on this issue.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Know Who You're Dealing With (Part 3)


It's time for another pearl of wisdom from the all-time great dispenser of wisdom. That would be me, if you hadn't already guessed. I'm a legend in my own mind after all. Anyway, enough delusional self-promotion...let's move on.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Know Who You're Dealing With (Part 2)


In small-scale gold mining and prospecting it's important to have a good line on the folks you deal with along the way. To that end, I have more "bewares" coming your way that will hopefully keep you from ending up on the brown end of the stick.