June 2008 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Cominco American Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Cominco Ltd., is seeking regulatory approval to reopen the mine in early 2002.
By employing this technique, one can use a larger sample size without having to resort to large crucibles and massive amounts of flux.
Operators of the Montana Tunnels mine about 25 miles south of Helena have final approval to expand it.
We all love to see that first glimmer of gold when it peeks out from under the black sand in our pan, or feel the weight of a nugget in our scoop when we dig a good target. But sometimes things don’t go quite so smoothly.
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.
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