Letter to the Editor
September 2000 by Guest WriterIn the August 2000 issue of the Journal, the story of the "Quartszite Area" was most informative and accurate.
"The President's plan to lock-up an additional 40-million acres of wilderness in 35 states, is a blatant step toward the total implementation of the aims of the unratified Convention on Biological Diversity."
In 1965, I visited New Zealand and saw a South Island goldfield. I knew very little about gold at that time and stopped only long enough to peruse a few relics and old photos on the pub wall.
The Michigan Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that had blocked the state Department of Environmental Quality from deciding whether to issue a permit for a nickel and copper mine in the Upper Peninsula.
Slug Gulch. What a name. It originates back into the 1860s or so. The question is whether it was referring to the snail-like creature or to large pieces of gold. The name alone is enough for any prospector to consider checking the area out.
So, how much rain does it take to cause a major movement of gravels in a stream and redistribute the gold? The technical answer is enough water to move the bed load of the river.
Keeping a health clinic in San Manuel operating was among key concerns the governor, state lawmakers and union officials addressed in a meeting about assisting laid-off copper miners.
Retired geologist Dave Taylor of Farmington, New Mexico, predicted the disaster in a letter published by the Silverton Standard a week before it occurred.
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