McCaw School of MInes Dedicates Phase II
April 2000 by StaffThe McCaw School of Mines in Henderson, Nevada, dedicated Phase II of their unique mining school for kids.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The bright yellow nugget caught my eye as I pulled the astroturf down the sluice box into the large plastic tub. I grabbed it from the mat, pretty much in shock because of its size.
Mining was curtailed at the Gold Hill Mine in Quartsburg, Idaho, in September 1895, because the owners disagreed about the profitability of pumping large volumes of water from the workings and mining the sulfide ores encountered in the lower levels. In June 1896, the property was sold at auction to A. H. Boomer of San Francisco, California for $4,500. The following day Boomer deeded the mine to...
This year the State Gold Panning Championships were held August 24-27, at the California State Fair, sponsored by the Motherlode Goldhounds and Cal Expo.
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