Adventure at the 420 Level
March 2000 by Sam E. Phifer, P.G.Beneath the rolling fairways and manicured greens of a sedate golf course community in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, lie the 600-foot deep, water filled, caved workings of the once famous Phoenix Gold Mine.
We all continued over to another location at the top of a massive placer operation. Arriving at the draw, I showed everyone where gold had been found before and we all began detecting.
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Howdy, fellow nuggetshooters! My name is Lunk, formerly known as Crummy, a professional nuggetshooter with a few tips for you weekenders who are thinking about going pro.
Greed nearly starved Greece's legendary gold-transforming King Midas to death—but still they haven't learned.
Unlike producing mines, exploration companies and claim holders owning non-producing claims are not reaping a windfall of increased profits from the recent high prices for precious metals and other raw materials.
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The recent increased public attention given to Revised Statute 2477 rights-of-way also has been accompanied by an increase in misinformation being spread by some anti-access environmental groups and federal bureaucrats.
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