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).
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In 1874, placer gold was discovered in the Middle Fork of the Little Laramie River south of the present site of Centennial village. The source of the gold was traced upslope to a nearby ridge in the following year.
On Saturday afternoon, February 13, Tom Rose, 36, of Downieville, California was trying out some new metal detector earphones in the area of the Downie River...
The modern gold prospector is a person of great moral fiber who loves the freedoms of this country and understands that with rights come responsibilities.
Q: I’m a fairly new dredger. I was told that the black sands contain fine gold that is tough to see and recover, so I have been saving the black sands when I do my clean up. What method should I use to get the gold out?
• What goes up, must come down.
I detect in a wide array of situations. I like to search for places that no one has been to. I really like to find areas that have never been worked at all.
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