So with the new year you're thinking, "You know, I think I'd like to try some of that gold mining stuff this year."
Every day people are out there finding gold. From Newmont Mining in Nevada, to the one man mine in Sierra County, there's still a lot of gold there. Don't believe us? Just look at the pictures down below, or take a quick side trip to our Gold for Sale page. That's all gold we've found on our claims. If you want to get started finding your own gold then Read On.
So you think you want to try your hand at gold mining, huh? Well, the boys down at Starvation Creek are full of advice on how to find a new claim, except you may not want to follow it. In this article we look at the perils of leaving a marginal claim for what might be a better claim. Based on a true story which is yours, mine and probably everyone who's ever tried to find a new claim. You can read more here at Staking Starvation Creek
Backpack dredges aren't just toys. Often a small dredge is the only size you can use in some small ravines with seasonal water. Many of these ravines have been overlooked and can yield good gold to those willing to hike into the remote canyons. Over 25% of dredgers use these small dredges, but at the end of the day its not the size of the dredge which counts, but the amount of gold....read more
The Endangered Species Act is 45 this year. In 1973 the Act was passed, but we had been preserving habitat and saving species well prior to that. For the first 20 years of the act there was negligible impact on the West. The second 25 years of the Act has seen an explosion in the use of the Act as a weapon by environmental groups to control the land and water. How bad has it become...read more