Altar District's Golden Lure
November 2001 by Robert P. EzzoThe Altar District of Sonora, Mexico, stretches nearly 300 miles along the American border and approximately 200 miles along the Gulf coast. This particular district was noted for its rich placer deposits and gold ledges before the Spaniards ever settled the region. Several antiguas (Spanish mines) were later developed by the Europeans and were again being operated by the Americans as early as 1904.
Tony Kelly and Ken Laster have dredged for gold in the Motherlode area for a number of years, and they decided to team up in 2004 and work together with Ken’s new 4-inch dredge.
Coeur d’Alene Mines newest silver project has found a home in a historic Bolivian mining district.
The company will build a $135 million open-pit mine at the base of Cerro Rico, the “rich hill” that was the site of a 1545 silver strike.
In some areas these channels were thousands of feet wide, and just figuring out where you are in some of these diggings is a challenge.
- Wanted: real, live workers
- Always vote for yourself
- OMG! :(
A proposal to toughen mine regulation in Montana was tabled by a state board while a block away, Governor Brian Schweitzer met with mining executives to get their comments on the rule and hear about the mining industry.
...Curry County, at the urging of local environmentalists, is doing whatever it can to get in his way. The county’s latest attempt was through the issuance of a stop-work order, which claimed numerous unsubstantiated violations.
Two years after the Bre-X gold mine scandal, the Toronto Stock Exchange proposed dozens of measures February 2 to protect investors from future mining-industry scams.
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