Great Basin Gold
June 2001 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe Great Basin, first named by Capt. John Fremont in 1843, consists of a vast region of internal drainage, occupying most of Nevada and western Utah, and parts of California, Oregon, and Idaho.
Occasionally there are bills that have good intentions but unintended consequences that make them “bad bills.” The Paleontological Resources Preservation Act is one of these bills.
I set up my dry washer on the north side of the cut and sampled the bed rock and dumps around me. As I was only sampling, I ran for 20-30 minutes, shoveling from a variety of areas.
This past summer, a two-week adventure in Alaska and other gold prospecting trips turned out to be some of my greatest life experiences.
The late George Elwood, of Johannesburg, California, was well known for helping anyone in need. As a matter of fact, I originally met George when he went out of his way to help me with a flat-tire problem.
We want to assure you that we took our time, looking for someone energetic and knowledgeable, and I think we found the perfect match.
“In light of the results of the midterm elections our focus will be with the US Senators and their staffers that we have already been working with.”
When I’m traveling through the West, I sometimes take detours that lead me to places that I never knew exist
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