As Millennium Nears, Copper No Longer King in Arizona
May 1999 by Associated PressAt the start of the 20th century, copper was king in Arizona, with one of every four workers employed in the mining trade. On the brink of a new millennium, however, the industry is no longer the cornerstone of the state's so-called "Five Cs" economy—copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate.
The potential exists for small-scale placer mining in these pits using a trommel and sluice box or other similar types of equipment.
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
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During the two investment conventions in Vancouver this January, the mood was incredibly upbeat. Gold was rising strongly and prospects appeared bright. The same was true at the giant PDAC gathering in Toronto in March. By late April the shine had come off the short-term prices of metals...
In the August 2000 issue of the Journal, the story of the "Quartszite Area" was most informative and accurate.
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