Melman on Gold & Silver
December 2009 by Leonard MelmanSigns have begun to appear that many Americans are deeply concerned regarding this tidal wave of complex legislation and the recent flood of “Tea Party” protest meetings is a visible sign of rising discontent.
Another little gem of equipment he built was a nifty sample splitter. In order to get accurate assays, you need to have really good, representative samples for the assayer to process.
We have concessions high in the Occidental mountains to the west, while down near our pueblo we have begun construction of a mill to process the ore we will soon be mining. As I look around, our new shop with its adjoining wings...
In an enterprise known for its boom-to-bust pattern, Tuolumne County produced some of the most productive and enduring gold mining towns of the last half of the 19th century in. California.
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Heading north into Tuolumne County on California’s Highway 49—the “Golden Highway”—from Mariposa County, you see few traces of the gold rush days because the largest mining town of the period is now covered by Don Pedro Reservoir. If you slow down and take a careful look, along the shores of the lake are numerous streaks of tailings that mark the mines of the old town of Jacksonville.
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