December 2006 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The large buckets were favorable for the type of ground worked. The gravel was tenacious and compact, due to the existence of irregular pockets of clay.
The late George Elwood, of Johannesburg, California, was well known for helping anyone in need. As a matter of fact, I originally met George when he went out of his way to help me with a flat-tire problem.
• Is this old mining story too good to be true?
The ringleader of former mining workers accused of stealing $1.7 million in gold and silver from Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining is headed to prison, prosecutors said.
• "A better working relationship needs to be established..."
There are a few questions you will need to ask yourself before you apply for a suction dredge permit from the State Water Resources Control Board.
During the mid-1800s until about 1920, the settlers of the West tended to be quite optimistic, but in reality they flew with a wing and a prayer.
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