Impact of Habitat Designations Grossly Underestimated
April 2003 by Associated PressA UC Berkeley professor says the federal government is using an analysis method that seriously underestimates the economic impact of critical habitat designations for imperiled species.
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It’s accepted knowledge that wet methods will recover more fine gold than dry methods and processing the gravel as a whole will get more gold than only using a metal detector. The question is how much more?
Carbonatites are rocks that formed from molten calcite or dolomite. The thought of calcite being molten lava is difficult to accept, but it was confirmed when it poured out of a vent in Tanzania in 1960.
As part of the Hope-Sunrise Mining District, mining activity was at a frenzy in the area in 1902, when miners like Mr. S.W. Weible worked the gold rich gravels of Canyon Creek...and recovered $7,000 in gold dust.
Although there are many mining ghost towns in California, it is rare to find the ruins of one that was abandoned 140 years ago and then subsequently buried by hydraulic mining debris.
It was dredging season, 1997, after the catastrophic flood had hit us in January—a flood that took out bridges, roadways, undermined the railroad tracks in several places, and isolated us in the town of Quincy, California, for a week. The fog was so thick that planes couldn’t even land at the airport.
We began investigating mining districts in Arizona and nearby states within the Basin and Range province. Just like I anticipated, there are many overlooked gold and copper deposits and anomalies.
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