Court Hears Arguments Over Rights to Shipwreck
May 2001 by Associated PressNearly a century after the luxury liner RMS Republic sank off Nantucket, treasure hunters are still battling over the ship’s cargo, which some believe includes gold coins now worth more than $1 billion.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
There has been more written on the Klondike Gold Rush than any rush in the history of the world. Some highlights have been written below, a mere grain of sand of information to glean. The price of gold during the 1890s averaged $20.67 per ounce.
- Proposed budget for EPA
- California SB 1222
- 640 million acres and counting
- Gold and silver bullion
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Latitude Minerals Corp.
• Altair International Inc.
• Homestake Mining Company
• Kinross Gold Corp.
• Rayrock Resources Inc.
Not too many years ago, junior mining companies most frequently limited their activities to exploring and pre-developing their mining properties.
As mentioned in last month’s column, California Assemblywoman Lois Wolk attached a rider to the pending budget bill. The rider calls for a new study (Environmental Impact Report) on the effects of suction gold dredging, funding for the study, and a two-year moratorium on suction dredging while the study is being completed.
I furiously started pulling material out of the side wall and putting it in my scoop. It didn't take long to discover that the source of the scream was from a one-ounce chunk...
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