DOI Computers Back Online
May 2004 by StaffYou may have noticed that the Department of Interior’s (DOI) computers were disconnected for about 10 days during mid-March. The disconnected Internet service prevented miners and prospectors from accessing numerous online files, including all Bureau of Land Management websites and mining claim systems.
Conrey Dredge No. 4
The large buckets were favorable for the type of ground worked. The gravel was tenacious and compact, due to the existence of irregular pockets of clay.
Alaska to Target Rare-Earths
Alaska is in the midst of assessing its rare-earth resources, an effort pushed by Governor Sean Parnell, who sees them as another example of where the US is reliant on foreign sources to meet its needs.
Buckhorn Mountain Project May Be Revived
The long-delayed Buckhorn Mountain gold mine project has been purchased by one of North America’s largest gold producers. Kinross Gold Corp. plans to begin mining there within two years.
Over the Divide
H. Mason Coggin
Placer PGMs in Coon Creek, California
Lower Coon Mountain is located in the Klamath Mountains, some 10 to 15 miles east of Crescent City (pop. 4,400), which rises to an elevation of 2,841 feet. It is heavily forested except for a few areas that are underlain by serpentine. The mountain, which trends northeast, is bounded on the north by Craigs Creek, and on the south by Coon Creek.
Sixteen to One Gold Mine: Going Underground - Pt II
We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.
Discovery of the Silver Bullets
In 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...
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