Hog Mountain Mining, Past and Future
October 2001 by Eddie LoftonWhen you think of gold mining, you probably don’t consider Alabama to be the place to find your treasure. However, in the early 1800s, jobs were few, and the smell of gold drew men into the search. History records 13 districts in which mining was done at all stages—from pick and shovel, to an area like Hog Mountain.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Well, we are now almost two months into the new Biden Administration (as of our mid-March press deadline) and there most certainly have been some changes in direction from the preceding Trump years.
• Take a seat
• Hold everything!
• Flying under the radar
• Last minute spending spree
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
The holes were overloaded with explosives, but I didn’t know it. I was just a green mining engineer fresh out of school and told to watch as the experienced miners set the charge.
Michigan would have one of the toughest sets of rules for sulfide mining in the nation under legislation approved by a state House committee.
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