East Coast Dredger Heads West - Part II
February 2009 by David ShackletonI wandered back across the river, wading through the rapids and slipping at least three more times. I couldn’t believe how slick these rocks were! Once on the other side, I sat down for a few moments to review my plan of attack and lick my wounds.
The “Golden Triangle” dry placer district in Sonora, Mexico, lies some 80 to 100 miles south of the border. It is in desert terrain at elevations between 1,900 and 2,300 feet above sea level.
Yukon-Nevada received permission last month from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to restart the mill, after the agency determined the company met environmental standards.
Three times we went back and finally found a clue. There was an old air shaft not far from the trail!
While digging a well six years ago, the owner of a backwoods camp near the Michigan-Wisconsin line cut into sparkling rock. He showed a sample to a geologist friend, who realized it was laced with zinc.
The Forest Service has been busy lately, promulgating rules and regulations that will negatively impact small miners and prospectors. Public Lands for the People (PLP) is taking action to put a stop to it.
Hills and mountains that contain gold deposits will weather and erode over a long period of time, and the eroded material will move slowly downhill. Frost wedging and roots are two of several agents that can cause bedrock to be fractured and...
Time is a commodity which if traded would dwarf the price of gold. Nobody has enough of it; we can’t make more of it; and whether squandered or spent wisely, once gone, it’s gone forever. To find gold we have to spend time.
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