Aussie Gold—A Look at Victoria
February 2002 by A.R. CameronAlthough one of the smaller states in Australia, Victoria can lay claim to being the richest, especially in regards to large nuggets. An almost endless discovery of massive specimens highlighted the early years of gold mining here.
Everyone has a bucket list, and one of my items has always been to dredge and dive in a major river, Oregon’s Rogue, with the opportunity to find some chunky gold.
Interior Secretary Gale Norton approved the reversal of controversial millsite restrictions that were put in place by the Clinton administration.
In the 1800s, rich silver and gold mines along the eastern Sierras were supplied from Los Angeles by a wagon road with an important stage stop at Freeman Junction. Wagons carrying the gold and silver back from the mines to Los Angeles followed the same wagon road. A cottage industry of robbery arose where numerous individuals made a living holding up these wagons and making off into the hills with the loot.
When I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
A wealthy gold trader was charged with paying one of his workers to arrange the stabbing death of the businessman’s estranged wife...
Governor Frank Murkowski’s blueprint for a prosperous Alaska has a solid foundation of resource, energy and economic development and “doing it right the first time.” Hiring Alaskans is our number one priority because every good job also means good schools and communities for Alaska families.
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