January 2003 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
They cited concerns that the Trump administration would allow more logging, oil drilling, mining or development on some of the 46 million acres controlled by the federal government in California.
During the summer of 2001, Hunter Exploration Group conducted a regional mineral exploration program on the Melville Peninsula in Nunavut, in search of predominantly gold, platinum and copper.
It was not hard to find negative news during the past month, not hard at all. We were overwhelmed with continuing stories of the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, which took place in southern Lebanon, and Israel remained at war with Hamas in Gaza.
Those miners present immediately recognized the benefits of becoming members of MMAC and joined up on the spot. I spent some time answering a few questions, and then the miners took over.
The sun was beginning to set, which put the light at just the right angle against the hillsides to where I believed that I spotted a very small dig and tailings pile up the hill near the top of the second wash.
Winnemucca has something almost every other place in Nevada wishes it had: jobs and relative prosperity.
As I have always done, I stashed those heavy black rocks in my pack and put them in the garden at home. They never were given a second thought until a half decade later…
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