A Changing Diamond Industry Looks to Canada for Growth
December 2000 by Associated PressRobert Gannicott speaks in almost spiritual tones about the position his small Canadian diamond company holds and the forces—both natural and economic—that put it there.
Once indicators start showing up along or below a contact I start to get excited. When I have shale, and outcroppings of diorite with iron-red, gritty soil and some clay thrown in, I really get lightheaded. I may be a mile away from the nearest diggings but that’s okay. I just found a spot that could provide some nice nugget hunting.
For gold advocates, the theme this past month could have been Life should be beautiful! After all, just consider some of the events of the past month.
In the summer of 1854, John Selkirk, a discouraged placer miner who was down on his luck and ready to go back to Massachusetts, tied his mule up in a gulch north of what is now downtown Angel's Camp.
• California suction dredging regulations
• Draft Coho recovery plan for Southern Oregon, Northern California
• Haaland confirmed as head of Department of Interior
• Proposed bills aim to lock up millions of acres of public lands
• Recall election could have implications for dredgers in California
The Bawl Mill • Letter to the Editor • Potaro District, Guyana • World Gold Council Launches $3 Million Ad Campaign • Prospecting With Color • Prospecting for Platinum in Wyoming • Picks & Pans: More Big River Dredging in Northern California • Epithermal Ore Deposits Associated With Tertiary Volcanism—And the Feasibility of Metal Detecting for Them • History of Mining—Bradshaw Mountains, AZ—Part II • Company Notes • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices