Melman Reports From PDAC—News About India, China, and a Potential Shortage of Nickel
April 2004 by Leonard MelmanPDAC’s (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada) annual convention held each spring in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is generally regarded as the largest and most impressive annual gathering of the mining industry in the world.
Q: The nearest access to the claim is a half mile walk, which is tough for a lode claim.
Some will doubt its value given the ultra-fine particle size… Some will become encouraged about not having to incur significant time and expense to break rock.
• Refunds coming to Nevada claimholders
• More wilderness proposed
• Forest Service planning rule
by Henry E. Hilliard
Excerpted from USGS "1998 Annual Review"
The Carissa is part of a patented group of claims (private property) near South Pass City in the southern Wind River Mountains of western Wyoming. The mine lies a short distance southeast of State Highway 28 which runs north to Lander and provides excellent access to the area.
Even before Pelton relocated in San Francisco in 1888, many other competitive foundries and machine shops chose to enter the water wheel market. These firms were already busy with the mining trade, producing hoists, stamp mills, ore carts, Cornish pumps, crushers, grinders, compressors and drills.
The operation and techniques employed are highly successful in producing free gold with minimal work involved while maintaining an environment protection process through the use of recycled water and a settling pond.
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