El Paso Mountains Mining History
April 2000 by Frank Lorey IIIThe El Paso Mountains of California are located in the extreme northwestern portion of the Mojave Desert, between Highways 14 and 395, about twenty miles southwest of China Lake. The area is rich in mining history, not far from the great Randsburg district gold mines that are still producing today.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Reservers and resources are very important to prospectors and miners, but they may be vague terms to some.
On July 6, 2001, US Forest Service (USFS) Chief Dale Bosworth announced that the roadless rule would be revisited by publishing the following information in the Federal Register. -Ed
In my early days of nugget hunting things were fairly simple. Just headphones, a pack, a detector and a small pick were all I needed for my search for great wealth.
The owners of many prospecting, dredging and mining operations may be missing a number of newly extended and expanded tax breaks under the false impressions that they expired. Other tax breaks that may have been overlooked in the past have now been clarified thanks to the last-minute passage of a new tax law.
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