Forest Service Pays Miners $245K for Unlawful Destruction of Mine
September 2010 by William Perry PendleyIn July 2008, the Marstons filed an administrative claim alleging that when US Forest Service employees or their agents entered upon the Marstons’ claims and bulldozed the shaft and trenches, they engaged in unlawful trespass, negligently destroyed property, and committed a nuisance...
Journeys in the Kingman Quadrangle
This is a story of a bit of our earth, carved by lines of longitude and latitude. There is a deep mystery in this land. The naked mountains speak of long ages of thrusting and rifting—of uplift and erosion. These riddles in the rock defy explanation.
Charcoal Crucible Recipe
...using charcoal briquettes (and no starter fluid) and a few other easily attainable ingredients.
Picks & Pans: Working the Crevices
The crowbar can be a valuable mining tool. Crowbars come in all shapes and sizes. For moving large boulders and large chunks of bedrock, the longer 3½ footers work well. Then if you really get in trouble, there’s the long pry bar.
Some Tips and Tricks for Dredgers: Determining Pulley Size and Belt Length
If Epd is larger, then the compressor will be spinning faster than the manufacturer’s maximum specified RPM and might destroy itself. If this happens, then the compressor again might not produce enough air to support a diver. Neither is a desired outcome.
Ask The Experts—14-day camping limit
I was informed, in a less than friendly manner, that I can only camp on the claim for 14 days of every 90.
Mining in Sonora, Mexico
So you want to do some gold mining in Mexico. What do you need, where do you go, how do you begin? You begin before you even cross the border.
Arizona's Youngest...and Oldest Prospector
I started with, "Hey, Rusty, tell me about the time..." and that was all it took.
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