Hardrock in Downieville
November 2000 by Mark MallicoatA recent weekend trip found us leaving the Grass Valley, California area to meet up with some friends in Downieville.
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
The most important question, of course, is when these deteriorating fundamentals (positive for the precious metals) will overcome the lengthy deterioration in the long-term trading charts for gold and silver and their associated mining shares.
How can I determine if there are precious metals in the groundwater?
If approved, the project would use block caving to extract the remaining ore, most of which is 7,000 feet below ground level.
All we can say is “Welcome to 2012,” and if the first part of January is any indication, it is going to be quite a year on many fronts from the ongoing international financial crisis to the progress of a presidential election set to end this coming November.
Although there is no direct connection between the price of lumber and the precious metals, there is an important indirect one due to the importance of the housing market to overall economic activity.
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