Gold in Chihuahua, Mexico
January 2001 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDChihuahua, about the size of Oregon, is Mexico’s largest state and one of its most prosperous, with a great influx of foreign capital. The capital city, Chihuahua (pop. 2 million), is 228 miles, by divided highway, south of El Paso, Texas. Topographically, the state can be divided into several provinces, from dry sandy deserts on the north and east, to the forested Sierra Madre Occidental on the west and southwest.
Gold can potentially be found in all the glaciated areas of the Midwest, but to find it in any appreciable amount one needs to look to areas where the gold gets concentrated by more recent water flows.
You may recall seeing the Treasure Hawk Mine cleanup project featured in the August 2000 issue of ICMJ...
We decided to run a detector over each piece. If we got a decent signal we placed the piece into a high-grade pile and the rest went into another pile to be worked on later. This high-grade pile wasn’t that large—maybe 25 pounds...
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• NovaGold Resources, Inc.
• Canyon Resources Corp.
• Great Quest Metals, Ltd.
• X-Cal Resources
• African Metals Corp.
This year the State Gold Panning Championships were held August 24-27, at the California State Fair, sponsored by the Motherlode Goldhounds and Cal Expo.
The New Mexico settlement marks just the latest reached over the past year. Colorado and the Navajo Nation also have inked multimillion-dollar agreements…
It’s amazing how a few pictures could place an entire Presidential Administration on the defensive, yet that is exactly what has happened during the past month with the publication of the photos out of Iraq, which presumably show American soldiers engaging in acts of torture, humiliation and ridicule inflicted on their Iraqi prisoners.
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