First Woman to Draw Mining Pension
January 2000 by Associated PressFor generations, men willing to endure physical labor have been able to make a decent living working as miners on the Marquette Iron Range. But it has been only in the last 25 years that the open-pit facilities have given women the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and dig into hard labor.
Remote Mining Camps of Yuma County
The remote desert of southwestern Arizona was an attraction only because of the gold and other minerals that were found there. Certainly the weather was not a draw! The early mining days were tough—the mines were a long way from supplies, and hostile Indians made travel in the area extremely dangerous.
Melman on Gold & Silver
How can it make sense to pass legislation to increase the spending power of the citizenry in order to stimulate economic activity and, at the same time, enact a series of new taxes that will diminish spending power?
Are You Being Followed?
These “people”—and I use that term loosely—worked together with others. What was happening to me was like scenes out of the old James Bond movies.
Prospectors Beat Mining Claim Tax
Early in 2006, two prospectors, joint owners of unpermitted mining claims in San Bernardino County, California, were confronted by the County Tax Collector with stiff taxes amounting to hundreds of dollars for the “possessory right” to own mining claims in that county.
Company Finds Gold in Wyoming’s Rattlesnake Hills
Wayne Sutherland, a metals, gemstones and economic geology specialist with the Wyoming State Geological Survey, said the initial exploration samples were significant.
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Man vs Paydirt
As I laid in my Jeep and tried to get some rest, I began to realize how tired I was. I felt like a little kid who walked around Disneyland for 12 hours with his parents.
Hidden Treasure Mine—Foresthill Divide, California
One of the greatest and richest underground placer mines of California was the Hidden Treasure Mine of Placer County.
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