History of Mining—Bradshaw Mountains, AZ (Part I)
November 2000 by Frank Lorey IIIThe Bradshaw Mountains, southeast of the old territorial capital city of Prescott, contain traces of many old mines and the railroads that were built to serve them.
Gold's monetary role and its position as a reserve asset throughout the world were vigorously presented at a conference arranged by the Reinventing Bretton Woods Comittee held in New York recently.
Excited for this first notable evidence, I returned to that riverbed, looking for another paystreak and obviously more jade.
The massive 2013 theft, in which tens of millions worth of gems were stolen from the hold of a departing Swiss-bound plane, had all the hallmarks of an “Ocean’s Eleven” operation. And it still might still get a Hollywood ending.
The US Forest Service is siding with a mining company’s bid to reopen roads and drill test holes in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
The gold and copper deposits at Oyu Tolgoi, or “Turquoise Hill,” are among the largest ever found and could give impoverished Mongolia its biggest boost since it abandoned communism 15 years ago—if the Mongolians can figure out how to profit from it.
The tall grasses of the rolling foothills of eastern Kern County, California, hide traces of what was once a major gold rush.
Virginia Elvira Russell
(Mining Grandma of Humbug)
March 4, 1999
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