Discovery of the Silver Bullets
April 2001 by Robert P. EzzoIn 1926, Carl W. Chilson wrote the authentic history of his family and the discovery of the legendary Apache Mine of the Silver Bullets. The story starts out in 1868 when Steve L. Chilson leaves Bandera, Texas, with his family en route...
• Run for the border
• By the numbers
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Now, the Old Hundred-Mine boarding house has a new lease on life thanks to a town where some cling to the relics of a vanquished mining industry...
These gritty clay lines were only a quarter of an inch up to three inches wide. Once the line had been laid out, they would look at the wall of gritty clay material and seek more indicators.
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
True independence is rare among prospectors and miners. There is always someone or some agency that is telling the small-scale miner or prospector how to operate or requiring changes in their operations.
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