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.
Suction dredging court cases in California linger on
October lived up to its reputation as a most unfriendly month for the stock market as hi-tech stocks took a huge battering, the NASDAQ and the Dow were hit by heavy selling and consumer confidence figures plunged.
It was the first month of a new year, 1861. Three men, by the name of Young, Blake and La Rossney, who had been somewhat unsuccessful in river mining, went looking for gold elsewhere.
Before I tell you what dredging backwards is, I’ll tell you why my team and I decided to give this very unconventional dredging method a try.
All locations gave up some gold, but one particular section of exposed bedrock with steep, packed crevices kept giving us good, consistent results. We had found our spot.
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