Mining Deaths Drop to New Low in 2001
February 2002 by Associated PressFatal injuries at mines in the United States declined last year to a historic new low, according to preliminary data released January 3, 2002, by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
In my travels, and my experience with gravity tables, one thing has implanted itself in my mind. What about the tails?
Throughout the colorful history of mining, reviews of old documents and stories have led to new mineral discoveries.
The larger nuggets were all old channel gold, smooth and water-worn. I guessed that a few of them would push a bit under one-half-ounce apiece.
The diverse minerals, salts, and moisture, plus any halo effect, and old-timer trash, especially decomposing iron artifacts, are often found in any dry placer gold field and can really mask the “penetration powers” of a detector.
The world received a sad reminder of just how dangerous and threatening terrorism has become as more than three hundred people—most of them children—died when Russian troops and police stormed a school that had been taken over by terrorist rebels from the breakaway province of Chechnya in the Russian city of Beslan. This act was followed almost immediately by the bombing of the Australian Embassy in Indonesia with nine dead in that attack. And, if mankind’s craziness wasn’t enough...
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