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.
You keep all you find at Ganes, with weekly tallies kept for a loose competition that I find helps motivate me. I seriously try to find more nuggets than anyone else in a given week, and usually make it or close to it.
Man was aware of the presence of gold over 7,000 years ago, and it probably did not take him long to find out that gold was malleable and resistant to corrosion. He no doubt learned, at an early date, that objects could be fashioned from gold.
• SREP appeals
• No decision yet in Karuk case
• Right to Access bill
In some areas these channels were thousands of feet wide, and just figuring out where you are in some of these diggings is a challenge.
• SB 637
• Public land users cry "fowl"
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