Fraser Institute Ranks Best Regions for Mining Investment
March 2004 by Associated PressAttractive geology does not guarantee mining investment if a region’s policies are bad, say mining executives surveyed in the seventh Annual Survey of Mining Companies released by The Fraser Institute.
Gov. Kenny Guinn added his backing to a protest against the Forest Service in Elko as an estimated 10,000 shovels arrived in Nevada in a show of support from loggers, ranchers and miners across the country.
I couldn’t wait to get started. With no field budget, an assay budget of $100/year, a 1975-Ford Bronco that was a road hazard, a gas card, a topo map and full support of the director, I headed to the State Line district near Tie Siding along US Highway 287 to begin mapping kimberlite.
There is reason to believe these stream valleys are still rich with gold, silver and copper.
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The following “clues” describing “hard rock gold ores,” while not 100% dependable, certainly will give gold prospectors an advantage:
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