Microbes Play Role in Gold Creation
August 2006 by Associated PressResearchers in Australia have uncovered evidence that a tiny microbe may have the Midas touch of Greek legend, capable of turning dust to gold.
A recent discovery in Northern California has proven once again that there is still good gold to be found if you do your homework.
The first experience involved an overgrown gold mine operated during the 1880s. A razed mill adjoined the mine and could be glimpsed from the isolated public dirt road I was traveling.
Gold—a very elusive, heavy, yellow, metallic element—is coveted by man and not easily given up by Mother Nature. This is a story of a group of friends—old, new, and some I hadn’t met before this trip. We embarked on a journey in search of that yellow metal.
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You will find a few articles in this issue that you wouldn’t normally expect to see in the Journal. Don’t fret—we’re not changing our focus, but the time seemed right to address a few pressing topics.
One such aim is to infiltrate the education system and thereby insure that our children and grandchildren become thoroughly indoctrinated with the environmental point of view.
The Bawl Mill • Osisko Exploration: Redeveloping the Historic Malartic Mining Camp • Prospecting at Moore Creek • The Small Hardrock Mill—Part II • The Treasure Detective—Part II • 2006 National Mining Hall of Fame Inductees • The Fairbanks Goldfields • Elections May Bring Rush to Republic of Congo • Melman on Gold & Silver