A Warning About Mercury
February 2009 by Bill McCuskeyOne of my best friends ended up in the hospital with acute mercury poisoning after firing some gold amalgam outside. He knew better, but was trying to impress a relative from the East Coast.
As the river dredgers soon learned, it was not a good idea to leave your dredge in the Fortymile River over winter.
It turns out the old Anaconda Co. really did have 10,000 miles of tunnels beneath this mining city. That’s one of the findings by researchers who have produced a new map that charts the thousands of underground mine shafts here, providing a detailed look at some of Butte’s mining history.
Pending legislation requiring the government to mint a $20 coin with palladium mined domestically would put Montana front and center.
A series of coastal ranges, separated by narrow valleys, characterize coastal California south of Monterey. The mountains rise to 5,800 feet in elevation, with annual rainfall varying from 12 to 64 inches, depending on elevation and exposure.
One look at a map of the northern portion of Ontario province in Canada clearly identifies it as an area of immense beauty. From Georgian Bay on Lake Huron across to Lake Nipissing and all points north, it is a land of...
Crowds may be great for football games or the Fourth of July, but not for prospecting. So, this summer, while thousands of gold seekers were heading to the coast of Alaska, I headed to a remote part of the Interior.
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