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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Every so often, deadlines are a real pain in the neck! That is truly the case this month as we must complete these musings prior to the Vice Presidential debates as well as the last two Obama-Romney encounters.
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...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
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