Mine Threat Just a Stunt to Criticize Land Laws
November 2004 by Nicholas K. GeraniosAn environmental group has staked a claim to mine 20 acres of land next to a posh subdivision near Hayden Lake, Idaho, to illustrate how antiquated the nation’s mining laws have become.
We were met with a plethora of mechanical problems with the dry washer and even a few with the excavator that were at times frustrating, but we were in this for the long haul, so we needed to solve these problems and move forward.
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Tabling and jigging are two relatively inexpensive methods of recovering the “free particle values” from the noble metal ores. However, not all ores contain their values as free particles. In fact, many gold ores contain appreciable amounts of “metallic gold salts,” some of which readily dissolve in the system water and continue to migrate right along with it.
Newspaper stories in the spring of 1887 credited Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper with discovering both the long-lost Guaynopa and Tayopa mines. Flipper was in Mexico City in late April and May and a reporter interviewed him.
I need to mention some additional information pertaining to our recent article on Alaska’s Bluff’s beach…
Not too many years ago, junior mining companies most frequently limited their activities to exploring and pre-developing their mining properties.
I suspect detailed geological mapping and prospecting would lead to discovery of one or more overlooked gold deposits in the district even though it has been heavily prospected in the past.
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