October 2002 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
…we cheered and high-fived each other as the ore cart slowly crested the top of the headframe, then picked up a bit of speed on the short downhill section and came to an abrupt halt, ejecting its contents of ore…
• Cruising into court
• Where did it all go?
• Big Brother is watching...your odometer?
• Apartment cleaning pays well
If the events of the past month have proven anything, they have confirmed the old adage that gold is truly a measuring device for the “International Temperature.” During the first half of the year and into mid-August, wars, threats of Iranian “peaceful” nuclear devices and North Korean nuclear jawboning drove gold to two-decade highs and kept it well above $600 per ounce.
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
Brian...had cleared off some virgin, gold-bearing bedrock areas prior to our arrival, so everyone had ample opportunity to find and take home some gold.
• Idaho miners will challenge new EPA permit at rally
• California proposes to amend definition of a suction dredge
• Proposed rule redefines "navigable waters"
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