February 2002 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
...these nuggets have not traveled far from the lode because the golden wire lattices would have been torn apart or flattened during weathering of rock and deposition by violent stream action.
A better understanding of hard rock mining methods and knowing a little about how these mines work can help the individual prospector to understand reports and stories about both modern and historic mine operations.
Q: What are the advantages or disadvantages of hand crank vs. battery power vs. blower? And your preference?
The old report I read indicated all they ever did was dig some trenches and take samples. It sounded to me like a good place to take my metal detector...
Now that you are actually going to be out there doing some prospecting, I may be able to help.
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• New push to close off lands in New Mexico
• Close call in Peru
• New underground safety requirements
Once all the numbers from all the samples and water tests are compiled, a snapshot of the performance of each tank in the process circuit can be seen side-by-side.
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