Mining Camp Adventures—The Collinsville-Twin Creek Goldfields
March 2002 by Ron WendtCollinsville had been the scene of several small gold stampedes. The golden paystreaks had paid well here at times, with two main creeks producing most of the gold, including a 19 ounce nugget found on nearby Mills Creek, which flowed 100 yards away from the main camp.
The Bureau of Land Management announced an increase in location filing fees and annual maintenance fees for unpatented mining claims, mill sites and tunnel sites.
Gold on the bedrock is a good rule of thumb, but not one that is 100 percent effective. There are plenty of exceptions. So, how does a prospector recognize those exceptions?
The name makes you wonder, “Just how remote is this place?” It’s in the Tahoe National Forest and the Canada Hill Mining District, an area of steeply cut canyons that averages about 5,000 feet in elevation.
My year in Australia was almost up and playtime was over. Immigration had pulled the plug and it was time to head back to the States.
Revett Silver Company, formerly Sterling Mining Company, hopes to reopen a dormant copper and silver mine near Troy, Montana, in the next six months because higher copper prices have made the operation practical, an executive said.
With successively lower temperatures as the water mixture cools, new sets of minerals are formed and many of those stable at a higher degree of heat became subject to alteration as the temperature progressively moved lower.
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