August 2002 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Even before Pelton relocated in San Francisco in 1888, many other competitive foundries and machine shops chose to enter the water wheel market. These firms were already busy with the mining trade, producing hoists, stamp mills, ore carts, Cornish pumps, crushers, grinders, compressors and drills.
By the end of the day Sunday there were a lot of tired panners! By then they could have panned more than 14 times to make it to the end. This was not a picnic!
Fatal injuries at mines in the United States declined last year to a historic new low, according to preliminary data released January 3, 2002, by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
This was not a month for the weak-hearted. During the past thirty days, we have had an explosive intensification of the Middle East conflict, threats of OPEC using the “Oil Weapon” once again, a growing chain of events flowing out of the Enron collapse and...
Any good books on mineralized faults and contacts?
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