Gold in Virginia
September 2001 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe Piedmont region of Virginia contains many old gold mines and prospects, many of which are caved, overgrown, and difficult to find. Some mines have remained sporadically active up to the present time.
The Bawl Mill
• Caught on camera...
• Taxpayers can’t go “cold turkey”
• Hurricane FEMA wipes out 1,800 homes
The Guyana Highlands
The Guyana Highlands referred to here are a tropical upland area that extends from French Guiana on the east to Colombia on the west, with elevations reaching 9,219 feet. It occupies a vast and remote region between the Orinoco River on the north and the Amazon River on the south. There are mountains, tablelands, mesas, and swamps, largely impassable to those on foot.
The Bawl Mill
- “Burglar” makes a clean getaway
- $12 billion per month!
Placer Gold in the Ortiz Mountains
New Mexico’s Ortiz Mountains rise in irregular volcanic peaks above the surrounding plains, or llano, some 30 miles northeast of Albuquerque and about 14 miles to the south of my home outside the state capital of Santa Fe.
Prospecting in the Age of Covid-19
I have a bunch of ideas about what to do in the near term and then other thoughts about what things might look like a few months from now when I hope the situation will look a lot better.
43 CFR 3809 Update
On October 30, 2001, a final rule and a proposed rule were published in the Federal Register by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Department of Interior (DOI) for 43 CFR 3809. It appears that many of the letters...
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