Map Offers Look at Butte's Mining History
July 2004 by Associated PressIt turns out the old Anaconda Co. really did have 10,000 miles of tunnels beneath this mining city. That’s one of the findings by researchers who have produced a new map that charts the thousands of underground mine shafts here, providing a detailed look at some of Butte’s mining history.
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The gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
After cleaning the bedrock I figured it was time for a little peak at the upper mat. We lifted the black rubber flap up and there was gold everywhere.
When placer miners from the gold rush era began experimenting with the slope of their sluices, they must have pondered the ideal slope for trapping gold in a creek bed too. Logic suggests the same is true for streams...
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Nome had its second gold heist in as many weeks October 1st and the victims of both thefts are offering a $10,000 reward for information...
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