Guest Editorial—President's Land Plan Implements Unratified Treaty
April 2000 by Henry Lamb"The President's plan to lock-up an additional 40-million acres of wilderness in 35 states, is a blatant step toward the total implementation of the aims of the unratified Convention on Biological Diversity."
Each year the World Gold Panning Association (WGPA) holds a world championship in one of the twenty countries that are members. The decision as to where to hold each championship involves many factors...
A draft environmental assessment of a proposal to allow long-term camping by gold miners along 21 miles of the North Fork of the Fortymile Wild and Scenic River is available from the Bureau of Land Management.
Almost 200 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, Gold Point was developed initially as a gold mining community in 1868. Like most mining camps, it experienced a typical boom-to-bust cycle, and by 1882, Gold Point was clearly on its way to becoming just another abandoned ghost town.
Heading to the sierra for another adventure! On The Road Again..
Many people, mostly New Mexico Native Americans, but including this miner, wear turquoise from the first mine in America. I took my blue stones from the old mine by hand labor, underground, a half century ago.
Most of the old large gold dredging operations used a trommel. The trommel consisted of a long metal cylinder made of heavy punch plate in which the small gravel, black sands, and gold would fall though holes and end up in banks of sluices.
Have you ever wondered how accurate specific gravity tests are in determining the amount of gold in a specimen?
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