Legislation Would Require Palladium Coin
June 2008 by Associated PressPending legislation requiring the government to mint a $20 coin with palladium mined domestically would put Montana front and center.
In the July 2003 issue we reported on the case of Public Lands for the People (PLP) members Ron Lex and Ken Waggener (“PLP Members Win Occupancy Case—Appeals Continue”). The two miners were cited for occupying their...
Investors and collectors may also be able to purchase palladium coins after President Obama signed a bill authorizing palladium coins if there is sufficient demand.
Q: What is available to a small prospector? How does one prospect (drill) into the walls of an old hard rock mine to see what is 10 feet beyond...
Clarence King was born in Rhode Island in 1842, the son of a businessman. His father died when he was 6, so he was raised by his mother. She wanted to have Clarence attend the very best schools, and even moved in order to have him in the best district. She gave him a magnifying glass on his 7th birthday, and this led to his discovery of fossil ferns in neighborhood rocks.
The old timers typically washed these areas down to bedrock, and some areas appear terraced. I would imagine this is because these hydraulic mines were generally where the miners found old Tertiary river channels on the sides of mountains that were gold-bearing.
In some areas these channels were thousands of feet wide, and just figuring out where you are in some of these diggings is a challenge.
Nicaragua, a Central American country about the size of Iowa, has not been a major gold producer, yet the nation is filled with lode gold occurrences. Natural and man-made disasters have made the country one of the poorest in...
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