Gold in Panama
November 2001 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDPanama is a long, narrow isthmus, 30,200 square miles in area, that separates Costa Rica from Colombia. It is best noted for the Panama Canal, which is now under the control of the Panamanian government, aided by the United States. The canal bisects the country and is an engineering marvel that was opened in 1914.
Our testing over the past 15 years was to confirm or deny the USGS report completed in 1978. Besides the half acre test dig, we completed many additional test digs by hand and with the backhoe.
For any foot-loose prospector betting the price of silver goes up, there’s a promising piece of public land open for location in Nevada’s challenging Esmeralda County.
How does one determine who owns a mining claim?
In 1848 and 1849, miners had pushed all through the western Sierra foothills making many fantastic gold discoveries. The far north end of California’s Mother Lode country, however, had received little exploration.
One of the largest underground copper mines in the world officially closed mid-January, as demolition crews blasted its twin smelter stacks.
In 1977, I was a young, inexperienced geologist hired to evaluate Wyoming’s diamond resources in the Colorado-Wyoming State Line district, and investigate and map all other mineral commodities in the state with the exception of oil, gas...
One of the most interesting sayings I learned during my early years of observing markets was “Watch what I do, not what I say.” This thought came to mind recently regarding the comments of Fed Chairman Greenspan...
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