Bigger Is Not Always Better
October 2009 by R.E. DivineI stayed on the nozzle (about 25 pounds) and Dave moved rock. We worked the hole for two and a half days. Most of the time was spent moving overburden.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
The “Forty-niners,” known as “Argonauts,” separated the loose gold known as “wet diggin’s” from the river gravels using a wash pan. The pan was made of tin or iron and had a flat bottom and sloping sides.
The $800 million project will provide 300 jobs during production. It will be the only US mine where nickel is the primary targeted mineral, with about 360 million pounds to be extracted.
The solo prospector in his canvas field clothes and skin-thick skiff is still king of the rain forest in southeastern Alaska. Even with all the highly trained field people and their helicopters, it is he who ventures forth across ocean water and in the bush to search for new wealth hidden beneath the green carpet of the vast Tongass Forest.
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During the great uranium rush of the late 1940s, thousands of prospectors spread out all over the western United States sampling rock outcrops for traces of radioactivity.
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