October 2004 by StaffExcerpts for CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
For just a few bucks admission you’re on your way. Shawn will give you a map of the 130-acre park, and you are free to explore on your own. There are just a few areas that are fenced-off for safety concerns, but most of it is wide open. It is a refreshing change to view a mining museum/park such as this.
Detectors were invented long before I was born, but it was in the 1960s when they started to become an item popular enough to power a fledgling industry. The key development was miniature transistor technology replacing the old fashioned tube technology of the 1950s, making lightweight, affordable detectors possible.
We have been playing defense for 100% of the game, and now we are finally playing some offense.
The North American continent harbors a vast mountain fastness that few Anglo-Americans have seen—an awesome land cut by perpendicular canyons and towering peaks, a forbidding wilderness virtually unchanged...
“Neither rain nor sleet nor snow...” How does that saying go?
...the area around Eureka, Nevada is well mineralized and seems to have a bright potential for future production of all sorts of metals.
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