Building A Mine—Dust Devil Sunstones
August 2008 by Chris RalphEstablishing a gemstone mine, like any other mining operation, is a difficult proposition. This is especially true if you are starting out from scratch without loads of money to get the business going.
Throughout the colorful history of mining, reviews of old documents and stories have led to new mineral discoveries.
It was late October 1850, and, as the story goes, George McKnight was rushing along trying to round up his cows when he stumbled. He was not a happy man as he kicked the fist-sized rock in disgust. The disgust changed quickly to interest...
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