Clarence King, Geologist
May 2004 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDClarence King was born in Rhode Island in 1842, the son of a businessman. His father died when he was 6, so he was raised by his mother. She wanted to have Clarence attend the very best schools, and even moved in order to have him in the best district. She gave him a magnifying glass on his 7th birthday, and this led to his discovery of fossil ferns in neighborhood rocks.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Just three weeks ago one of our prospecting team members decided to go back to this location on his own. He had a new detector and wanted to try it out some.
Researchers in Australia have uncovered evidence that a tiny microbe may have the Midas touch of Greek legend, capable of turning dust to gold.
• Homestake Mining Company
• Placer Dome Inc.
• AZCO Mining Inc.
• Guyana Diamond Corp.
• Canadian Mining Company, Ltd.
• Hecla Mining Company
• Pan American Silver Corp.
What it takes to move gold is turbulent, fast-moving water. Normally the water is heavy with clay and all sorts of sentiments that have been ripped up from the bed of the river or carried down from the tributaries above.
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.
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