Miners Go To Work In Washington
July 2008 by Associated PressNearly two decades after it was first proposed, a mine on Buckhorn Mountain in remote north-central Washington will begin producing gold-bearing ore.
Most gold-bearing veins in this region are controlled by fractures associated with the Melones Fault, a late Cretaceous structure that is 108 to 127 million years old.
The site of the old mining camp of Quartzville is 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home, Oregon, via a road which is paved for much of the distance. It is located in mountainous terrain along the west slope of the rugged Cascade Range, with elevations ranging from 1,600 to over 4,000 feet.
Selected excerpt from USDA Forest Service Technical Report:
Anatomy of a Mine from Prospect to Production
The Bawl Mill • The Lost Silver Triangle of the Sierra Madre—Conclusion: Tayopa, Guaynopa, and Guaynopita • The Greenwood Gold Project • How To Locate Diamonds • Natural Crystalline Gold • The Vore Mine • Tools of the Modern Prospector: The GPS • Whitehall Mine Foregoing Closure • Work Begins At Rock Creek Mine • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • The National Mining Hall of Fame to Induct Four • Looking Back