Guest Editorial—California "Special" Dredge Permits in Jeopardy
December 1999 by Guest Writerby Dennis J. Raff
Horseshoe Bar Action & Research (HBAR)
I enjoy your magazine very much. I read it from cover to cover every month.
Following the initial discovery of gold in North Carolina in 1799 on the Reed Plantation in Cabarrus County, gold was found in about 1842 in Rowan County at a locality that soon acquired the name Gold Hill.
Charles L. Butler
1920 - 2014
The gold from 80 years ago still holds all of its value—it’s the Dollar that has been damaged.
In all the years I have been writing this column (approaching 35) and in my writings elsewhere, I have to admit that I never foresaw the kind of immense changes that have been wrought during the past two months…
Unlike producing mines, exploration companies and claim holders owning non-producing claims are not reaping a windfall of increased profits from the recent high prices for precious metals and other raw materials.
Not too many years ago, junior mining companies most frequently limited their activities to exploring and pre-developing their mining properties.
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