John Fremont and the Gold Mines of Las Mariposas
August 2008 by Chris RalphJohn Frémont was a man whose luck regularly swung from one extreme to another. At times he seemed to be the luckiest man on earth, yet he sometimes made bad decisions that got him into a considerable amount of trouble.
The Nevada Mining Association has filed a lawsuit to block a petition asking state voters to raise taxes on mining.
• Change is coming at Interior
• Interior Department seeking public comment regarding minerals
Three times we went back and finally found a clue. There was an old air shaft not far from the trail!
...we are witnessing the onset of a major transformation of the underlying economic/political structure, perhaps headed toward government controls beyond any previous American experience.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts—What questions should I ask before investing in a gold mine? • Ask The Experts—Should I choose gold, silver or mining stocks? • From the Editor • Eight Reasons To Release Oil From The Strategic Petroleum Reserve • No Leprechaun Needed • Building A Mine—Dust Devil Sunstones • Remote Throttle Benefits Dredgers • Pickering Bar Revisited • The Pay Streak: Redefined With Metal Detectors • No Gas Needed • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices