Guest Editorial—California "Special" Dredge Permits in Jeopardy
December 1999 by Guest Writerby Dennis J. Raff
Horseshoe Bar Action & Research (HBAR)
At the end of the day, Jerry showed me how to clean out the sluice box and then how to pan out the concentrates. As we finished panning, there it was—a little tiny smile of gold...
The use of dowsing methods to locate underground minerals and materials has been a rather delicate subject for some time. A certain stigma has been automatically attached to both the methods employed and the persons who use these techniques.
If you do not have the time to read the entire document, I would suggest starting with the Executive Summary that begins on page 80.
Newspaper stories in the spring of 1887 credited Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper with discovering both the long-lost Guaynopa and Tayopa mines. Flipper was in Mexico City in late April and May and a reporter interviewed him.
The recent increased public attention given to Revised Statute 2477 rights-of-way also has been accompanied by an increase in misinformation being spread by some anti-access environmental groups and federal bureaucrats.
Last month I wrote an article entitled “Good Assays and Bad,” which gathered a few comments.
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