Elizabethtown: Uncovering a Buried California Mining Community
July 1999 by Richard H. Peterson, PhDAlthough there are many mining ghost towns in California, it is rare to find the ruins of one that was abandoned 140 years ago and then subsequently buried by hydraulic mining debris.
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Sharp, jagged mountains shot up around me as I slowly bumped my way, in my old Chevy pickup, up the boulder strewn mining road to the Fern Mine. The Fern Mine is situated on the west side of Archangel Creek, where several other hard rock mines once operated.
The National Academy of Sciences has taken a step toward reviewing a proposed cleanup plan in Idaho.
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
This assay system of ounces per ton sounds simple enough, but the use of the metric system and the additional measuring terms of “grams per ton” and “parts per million” (ppm) has created some misunderstanding of ore value.
There may be lots of smaller gold I cannot hear with a detector, but it looks just fine in my pan once it is out of the crevice.
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