September 2001 by Staff• Royal Gold, Inc.
• Placer Dome, Inc.
We soon found that our discovery post and other claim markers were gone and replaced with new posts and a notice of location with an earlier date than had been on our notice of location.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
We have developed a discoloring procedure, that makes parting unnecessary in many cases. Our discoloring solution contains sulfur, an element that tarnishes high silver content beads quite rapidly.
“But first and foremost you have to have the geology. With respect to the geology, the Goodnews Bay placers, which actually were won from the Salmon River drainage and its tributaries, produced on the order of 650,000 ounces,” Foley says.
There has been much said and written about nepotism, especially in government and business. There is, however, no written rule that would prevent any miner or prospector from hiring a spouse, children or other family members in the prospecting, mining or dredging business. There may even be tax advantages associated with that nepotism.
Even though they have put down thousands of dollars, the buyers often stop paying on their claims part way through the process after they realize they’ve been duped, but the company just sells it again to another buyer.
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