Fair and Balanced? If You Have the Cash
March 2004 by Scott HarnHave you ever wondered how misinformation about gold mining makes its way into the mainstream publications and news sources? Recently I stumbled across a “news” story that was pure rhetoric.
I was invited to attend a meeting on April 7 in Sierra City, between Forest Service officials and a group of concerned area miners regarding what the miners described as abuses by the BLM and local Forest Service officials.
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Rumors, myths, legends, folklore and oral histories—all of these are part of the framework that make up the core belief systems of the elements of society that persist to this day to go in pursuit of illustrious gold.
While sitting there, I wondered if I should go over the hole again. I did and got a louder signal that turned out being about another twelve inches deep.
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I picked up a noticeably heavy, fist-sized chunk of what I thought was a heavy piece of iron. After wiping some of the dirt and clay off, I still didn't know what on earth this object was.
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