Cerro Colorado Silver, Arizona
November 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDIt was the first mine developed by Americans in the Cadsden Purchase of 1853. A number of small near-surface mines had been operated by Spaniards and Mexicans in the region prior to the arrival of Americans, going back as far as 1740.
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A gold prospector in central Victoria, Australia stumbled across an 87-ounce gold nugget in early February 2015, after his wife told him to head outside to get some air. He had given up smoking a few weeks prior and was getting a bit “grumpy,” she told him.
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The operation and techniques employed are highly successful in producing free gold with minimal work involved while maintaining an environment protection process through the use of recycled water and a settling pond.
For approximately 30 years, the mines produced good ore, some so rich it was simply sent straight to bagging, bypassing milling and loaded directly on the rail cars.
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