Chasing the Ghosts of Forty-Niners
February 2000 by Associated PressPlodding in the footsteps of the forty-niners across the sun-baked Nevada desert, I feel the ghost of a man named Israel Lord tap me on the shoulder.
The gold is all for sale. Just one tiny coin alone could go for $1 million because of its combination of rarity and the history behind it...
• AB 1032 on Governor’s desk
• Shasta Miners take on DFG
Reservers and resources are very important to prospectors and miners, but they may be vague terms to some.
• Reopening closed areas
The objective was to pan down all the material from the three-gallon bucket, extract the gold into a small vial, and then signal completion. Every lost flake added a five-minute penalty.
In last month’s issue we covered the initial discovery of gold, the subsequent gold rush that occurred around Nome, some of the geology of the area and past production. We’ll conclude the article in this issue with a further examination of the geology and deposit types, discuss the resources...
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