January 2000Excerpted from the U.S. Geological Survey's 1998 Annual Review by Earle B. Amey, Gold Commodity Specialist.
In the old days, each miner staked his claim, and in lode prospecting, the end result was often that one mining company grew up out of each of those individual claims and several different mining companies would often be working on...
Old tailing piles extend for miles. There was still plenty of water flowing here, so WPA members set up highbankers at several settling ponds.
Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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