June 2004 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Operators of the Montana Tunnels mine about 25 miles south of Helena have final approval to expand it.
• Roadless Rule
• Eastern Oregon miners forced out of water
• Colorado city pushes for more regulations
• Kensington project moves forward
Augers can be used effectively for placer exploration with certain limitations.
The hope was that a bit of the gold from that famous old pocket mine had worked its way down the slope of the hill and into the gravels Pat and his crew were planning to mine.
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• Update on Oregon's Measure 7
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