Bullion River's French Gulch Gold Mine
December 2008 by Chris RalphBullion River is working the old Washington and Niagara properties, together with a number of other smaller historic mines in the French Gulch district. The current underground mine operations are producing an average 35 to 40 tons per day of high-grade ore...
Retired geologist Dave Taylor of Farmington, New Mexico, predicted the disaster in a letter published by the Silverton Standard a week before it occurred.
The gravels in contact with the bedrock or false bedrock base are often the richest. The same facts apply to the alluvial paystreaks that are formed on gravel bars; the lowest level of the gold-bearing gravel is normally the richest.
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Because waiting for spring seemed to be taking forever, my 15-year-old granddaughter Grace and I decided to pan for gold sooner. The thought was…even if we did not find any gold, we would set a new record for absurdity—gold panning in the coldest weather!
David N. Skillings, Jr
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