October 2000 by Staff• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Pacific Rim Mining Corp.
Wyoming received the largest amount of revenues associated with mineral leases on federal lands within its borders last year.
Gold can show up in unexpected places at times, so I don’t like to tell people where not to look. An exception is where the gold is likely to be very deep.
At first we decided to see what the flat by our camp would produce where the old-timers had worked it with their Pelton wheel and dragline buckets.
The Tyndall Mining District of Santa Cruz County contains the oldest mines in the state of Arizona. Described as the most celebrated mineral region in North America, its ancient mines have produced a phenomenal amount of rich masses of pure native silver and ore prior to the arrival of the early Spaniards extending into the present century.
The miner was drywashing using a small, gas-powered drywasher for a short period of time—maybe an hour—when he was asked by a ranger to see his permit, which is not required to prospect at this small of a scale.
“We feel that we can clean up an area that has been abandoned after 100 years of mining,” Lyon said.
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