Benton’s Rich Silver
October 2008 by Frank Lorey IIIProspectors looking for the next Comstock Lode tried mining for silver in the Benton Hot Springs area in California in 1862. On a ridge southeast of the town, they found what they were looking for—rich hornsilver.
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Washington’s mineral prospecting regulations, adopted Jan. 1999, have indeed caused great chaos for those who enjoy the hobby and also those who were accustomed to making a living by operating larger (8”) dredges. The discussion within the miners’ network has not decreased; at best it is a slow simmer.
Using GIS systems to aid in mapping.
• "...absolutely incorrect."
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• Forest Service Roadless Initiave comment period is about to close
• Endangered Species Decision Delayed
• 43 CFR Part 3800—Mining Claims Under the General Mining Laws
The hair stood up on the back of my neck when I saw this, especially the nice patches of wash in the bottoms of the gullies, a sure sign of an auriferous source being nearby.
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