Gold in Michigan
August 2001 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDGold was discovered on the upper peninsula of Michigan around 1845, about the same time that rich iron and copper deposits were being put into production. Despite the discovery of gold and silver, most interest centered about iron...
My first clean-up showed that my efforts were not in vain. There was considerable color with some good-sized nuggets in the riffle trap.
My wife Ann and I moved three years ago to the Pueblo of Arivechi, Sonora, in order to be near the mining concessions we owned and to build a precious metals concentrating mill.
“It said Volume 1, Number 1, August 1931. I couldn’t believe it! I almost fell down!” said Carol. She had found the very first copy of the Mining Journal, in fairly good condition and with all the pages intact!
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Leaving El Dorado County and crossing the middle fork of the American River, the next county along Highway 49, the “Golden Highway,” is Placer County. The county also owes its name to the mining heritage of the gold rush.
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