Company Looks at Restarting Sunshine Mine
July 2002 by Associated PressThe lights are on again in the Sunshine silver mine as a New Orleans company investigates whether it is profitable to buy the operation.
During the 49’er gold rush, because of harsh winters and adverse river conditions, the working season could be restricted for a week or more at a time. Moreover, many of the “argonauts” (a term dating back to the adventures of the early Greek gold seekers in seeking the Golden Fleece), were unprepared both mentally and physically to meet the harsh conditions.
From time to time I’ve been doing a series on critical metals and how important they are to our complex and technological society. This month we are going to take a look at copper, and how important that metal is to our modern lives.
Silver was discovered in the mountains as early as 1875, but the first “official” discovery was in 1881.
Improper sampling techniques lead to more avoidable heartache than almost anything else in micro mining.
The placer mineral identification key is designed to answer this question. It attempts to recognize all the minerals in your gold pan concentrates.
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