Feds Move Oil Shale to Front Burner
February 2006 by Associated PressA recent hearing on federal plans to unlock oil shale reserves in the Intermountain West was packed by small-time speculators, some of whom questioned whether today’s technology would let them squeeze oil out of rock profitably.
• Round Mountain Gold
• Canyon Resources Corp.
• Hecla Mining Co.
• Tri-Valley Corp.
• Newmont Mining Corp.
• US Gold Corp.
• X-Cal Resources
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Royal Gold
The names attached to these areas came about from many sources. Many are easy to see why the name was given while others had a more contrasting note to them.
As soon as reasonably accurate maps were made, 200 years ago, one could not help but note the parallelism of some coastlines with those on other continents. The coastlines of Africa and South America, in particular, are strikingly similar. The first scientist to write on the subject was an Austrian, Edward Suess, who put India, Africa, and South America into a supercontinent he named “Gondwanaland.” But, it was not until Alfred Wegener, a German, came out with his “Theory of Continental Drift” in 1912, that scientists took note.
...I would bet considerably more lode gold and silver remains to be found in this area, and there are possibilities for small placers and nugget shooting.
...a large number of these aspiring miners developing their operations seemed to have missed "Placer Mining 101" somewhere along the way.
By the time you read this, the onrushing, unavoidable object which was once a little speck on the distant horizon will have grown into a modest-size attention-getter.
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