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.
One such aim is to infiltrate the education system and thereby insure that our children and grandchildren become thoroughly indoctrinated with the environmental point of view.
Mining has returned to Nevada’s historic Comstock more than 150 years after the discovery of one of the world’s richest silver veins touched off a frenzy that drew thousands of people west. But unlike the hard rock miners in the 1800s, the modern day operation involves huge trucks...
Bolivia’s plan to nationalize its natural gas industry and exert greater state control over all of its natural resources has North American mining companies fretting over their future prospects extracting the nation’s rich resources of gold, silver and tin.
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.
...a large number of these aspiring miners developing their operations seemed to have missed "Placer Mining 101" somewhere along the way.
Commissioning is going well; ramp-up targets are all being met and the General Manager is happy. You arrive at the plant in the morning and start reviewing the night shift logs. What you discover is the night shift had to reduce feed to the mills...
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