Delamar District, Nevada
March 2000 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe Delamar (Ferguson) mining district is located in Lincoln County, Nevada, some 29 miles by road, southwest of Caliente. The district is on the west side of the Delamar Mountains at elevations between 5,900 and 6,600 feet.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
Hardy goldminers enjoyed creating nicknames for their cronies.
The fine art of panning heavy sands requires a measure of patience. If you enjoy panning gold, you ought to enjoy this too, once you get the hang of it.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Ditches almost always started in the high country and contoured the mountainsides, making a long drop, usually many miles away, to the goldfields. There are ditches in Trinity County that originate at seven and eight thousand feet in the Trinity Alps that carried water almost thirty miles.
"Little Boys who pick up rocks either go to prison or become geologists."
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