Greens Force Strategic Mine Out of Business
March 2002 by Don FifeCommunist China Now Controls Supply of Rare Minerals
The first time I found gold in the creek here is when I decided to try a new place to drywash on a hill not far from the dirt path I was on.
• Determining the amount of gold in a specimen
Higher gold prices have led to a doubling of mining claims in the past year in Oregon and Washington.
Strange, isn’t it, how our vocabulary has been expanding of late. Up until late 2001, the term “Twin Towers” meant either the combination of the Federal Budgetary Deficit and the National Debt or the two outstanding forwards of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. Suddenly, the only relevant meaning was the two destroyed buildings in New York City. By mid-2002, most of us who hadn’t given Afghanistan a second thought became familiar with names of towns and regions in that country.
When detecting an area that has been cleaned to bedrock and you have new trees growing, always make sure you get your coil as close as possible to the tree. Why?
As usual, the decision process was extremely difficult, but we managed to pick our 10 winners.
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