Assembling A First Class Mining Property
April 2008 by Chris RalphIn the old days, each miner staked his claim, and in lode prospecting, the end result was often that one mining company grew up out of each of those individual claims and several different mining companies would often be working on...
My intention was to end this discussion with waypoints and routes, then I found USGS maps of the Plainfield Quadrangle.
The Tyndall Mining District of Santa Cruz County contains the oldest mines in the state of Arizona. Described as the most celebrated mineral region in North America, its ancient mines have produced a phenomenal amount of rich masses of pure native silver and ore prior to the arrival of the early Spaniards extending into the present century.
Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt and the Nevada Commission on Tourism have agreed to seek an unspecified amount of marketing funds to boost tourism in the Ely, Nevada area in the wake of a mine closing.
We panned out maybe three gold pans of the material and we were shocked at the gold that was there. This rock appeared to be rich.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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