Cedros Island, Mexico
September 2002 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDCedros Island, 134 square miles in area, lies in the Pacific Ocean, 14 miles off the west coast of Baja California. It is 265 miles south of Ensenada and 340 miles south of San Diego. It is one of the few Mexican islands that is inhabited, with the fishing village of Puerto Cedros having a population of 400.
He certainly wasn’t afraid of a fight or a court battle, and he didn’t back away from calling out those who tried to compromise the rights of miners.
It is a fact that when most prospectors hear the word attorney they make the sign of the cross and run for cover. I understand all that, but there does come a time when we must face the facts. Sometimes we need them.
Clinton's poverty tour brought angry responses from many Westerners. They know that while Clinton is not to blame for the poverty he saw ... he is the reason for the crises facing some western towns.
Lode gold and silver mines and prospects can be found in many parts of Mono County, from the Sweetwater Mountains on the north to the White Mountains on the south, and at elevations ranging from 5,000 to 12,000 feet. Mining activity on the rugged east flank of the Sierra Nevada is now severely restricted, especially in resort areas and where lands adjoin Yosemite National Park.
Like any good prospector, I sampled the bedrock—and am glad I did. I found a half a dozen pieces in the first pan, so I took a second pan. The results were the same.
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I finally received my day in court on February 3, 2010. Donald Koch was not present. Instead, Terry Dickerson from the California Dept. of Fish and Game appeared in an attempt to represent the defendant.
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