Huge Nugget To Be Auctioned
May 1999 by Associated PressA 56-pound (25-kilogram) nugget belonging to an Australian prospector is 80 percent to 90 percent high-purity gold, University of Southern California scientists confirmed recently.
U.S. Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck says there ought to be more wilderness—a comment that raised some concerns.
Mining has been a mainstay of the Durango economy for generations. It was mining, beginning with the discovery of what later became the Avino Mine in the sixteenth century by Juan de Tolosa of the Spanish Army, which formed the basis...
In all the years I have been writing this column (approaching 35) and in my writings elsewhere, I have to admit that I never foresaw the kind of immense changes that have been wrought during the past two months…
• NEDC Surrenders in Oregon
• The California saga continues
Follow the chain of letters between everyday prospectors Robert and Lesa Barton of Oregon and Deputy Regional Forester Linda Goodman.
There’s gold in that thar sea floor. Silver, copper, zinc and lead, too. The problem is, it’s a mile or two underwater and encased in massive mineral deposits that layer a dark, mysterious world.
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.
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