History of Oil in California
February 2001 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDOil is a naturally occurring combustible fluid of organic origin that is commonly found in California and in many other parts of the world.
Even more prospectors arrived on Saturday morning, and drywashers and detectors were in use for much of the day...
When I was a college student, I remember participating in a huge religious rally and the theme song, sung by hundreds of participants, had this repeating line: “I ain’t-a going to study war no more...” Those days surely are gone as headline after headline now shouts out at us that we had indeed better study and prepare for war.
There is no question the economy will not always be as good as it is now. There is also no doubt that someday the lack of exploration and the ore in existing mines running out will come home to roost.
• Hearing date moved up for preliminary injunction for California suction dredging
• Anti-mining bills in Oregon lead to recall effort
During the summer break of my first year of college in the late ‘50s, I was unemployed and bored, so my friends and I decided to do some gold mine exploration. We used to read a magazine called Treasure and had a good idea of where all the gold mines were located.
Agnico-Eagle Mines will open Europe’s largest gold mine in northern Finland in 2008, the Canadian company and local officials said.
• Comments needed
• Reid goes to bat for miners
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • The King Has No Clothes • GATA Update • Clean Fuel, Cleaner Air • Gold Miners Become Tungsten Miners • Mining Deaths Drop Overall in 2000 • VCIs for Environmentally Safe Maintenance • Picks & Pans: Dredging on the Arkansas • Placer Gold in Washington • Alaska Miners to Sue Department of Interior • Oregon's Measure 7 May Provide Compensation for Land-Use Restrictions • Company Notes • Environment-Friendly Dredging • Legacy of the Wandering Jew Mine • Babbitt Wants Moratorium in Siskiyou National Forest • Gem Discoveries Sought in North Carolina Field • Greaterville, Arizona • Identifying Gold Ores • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices