December 2004 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Silver Creek, in New Mexico's Catron County, is a narrow defile in the Mogollon Mountains. Known to be the home of fierce Apache bands, gold and silver veins were waiting there for an adventurous, if not foolish, prospector.
The day has finally arrived. After five long years, much tribulation and many trial runs, today is to be a full day of production.
The recently passed Economic Stimulus Package of 2008 is a $168-billion economic “rescue” package that includes rebates for taxpayers and tax breaks for businesses. At the heart of the package are tax rebates, scheduled to be distributed beginning in early May. The tax breaks for small-scale mining operations and businesses are retroactive to the beginning of 2008.
Ready, Set, Go! The stopwatch clicks on and the panner starts like being fired out of a cannon. It’s the Labor Day weekend and the State Championships are on their way.
We spent more time that first day moving rocks than we did sending material over the sluices. Even so, our cleanup was quite respectable for having only moved down to a depth of a couple feet.
• Skeletons in the closet
• Stop horsing around!
• Know your veggies!
The Bawl Mill • Gold Diver's Closes Its Doors • Geologist's Search for PGMs Leads to Mining Venture • Diamonds in the Rough in Montana • The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part I—The Geology of Coarse Gold Formation • Using Microbes for Mining • The Carter and Reynolds Gold Mines: Is There a Yet Unknown, but Mineable Gold Deposit Here? • Michigan House Committee Approves Sulfide Mining Regulations • Surging Gold Prices Add Luster to Nevada's No. 2 Industry • Ruby Hill Gold Mine to Reopen in Eureka • The Skaergaard Intrusion • Melman on Gold & Silver • BLM Launches Mining Claim Records Viewer • Newmont Welcomes Release of Executives • The Baja Gold Rush of 1889 • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices