January 2000 by Carolyn Dobbs"Gold does strange things to people."
It took two days to determine the best of the best, and it was a fight to the end.
As usual, the decision process was extremely difficult, but we managed to pick our 10 winners.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Interior Department is proposing a moratorium on new mining and grazing in a 176-square-mile area of central Arizona dotted with American Indian ruins, a possible first step toward a new national monument.
It has been claimed that the introduction of excess air to the assay furnace during sample fusion can materially increase the gold yield. Testimony by expert witnesses for the defense in recent federal hearings dealing with the dependability of the gold fire assay includes data purported to show this.
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