Gold in Mono County, California
June 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDLode gold and silver mines and prospects can be found in many parts of Mono County, from the Sweetwater Mountains on the north to the White Mountains on the south, and at elevations ranging from 5,000 to 12,000 feet. Mining activity on the rugged east flank of the Sierra Nevada is now severely restricted, especially in resort areas and where lands adjoin Yosemite National Park.
Ask The Experts
Q: Is there a correlation between fault zones and mineralization of economic metals?
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Warning Signs
As we got closer to a wide stream bed, we started hearing some gunfire. It was single shots at first, then semi and automatic weapons fire…
North Idaho Mine to Open Again in 2008
The Sunshine Mine in northern Idaho could start running again in 2008.
How Deep Can That Detector Go?
Knowing how to get the greatest depth performance out of your detector can be a handy thing, but it’s not an easy, simple matter.
Lighting the Way Underground 1860-1940s
Man has toiled for thousands of years underground to unlock the treasures that Mother Earth has buried just beyond view. A source of light was of the utmost importance to the miner and many developments evolved through the passage of time.
USFS Criticized for Renting Chopper in Nevada Dispute
The Forest Service is being criticized for spending $15,000 to rent a helicopter to empty sewage from a remote outhouse in northeast Nevada, work a citizens group had volunteered to do for free by using a closed forest road that the group wants reopened.
Pickering Bar Revisited
Pickering Bar on the North Fork of the American River is a fascinating place. It’s remote, taking almost two hours to get there from the small mining town of Iowa Hill, which is in Placer County, California.
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