Gold in the Drum Mountains
September 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe Drum Mountains are located 23 to 30 airline miles northwest of Delta (pop. 2,000), in west-central Utah. The desert mountains rise to 7,233 feet and receive only 8 inches of precipitation a year.
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• Placer Dome
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“We feel that we can clean up an area that has been abandoned after 100 years of mining,” Lyon said.
On our fourth trip, we finally reached the top edge of the old hydraulic pit, and it was monstrous.
Canadian regulators said they have found no significant environmental impacts from a proposed British Columbia mine near the Alaska border.
Has anyone made it through childhood, or even adulthood, without at least one dream of finding gold or buried treasure? It is the stuff of daydreams—the kindling for the flame of hope. We so long for it that we eagerly accept stories and maps from friends and strangers alike that promise us fame and fortune.
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