Mining Expedition at Eagle Rock—Part II
June 2009 by David ShackletonWe spent more time that first day moving rocks than we did sending material over the sluices. Even so, our cleanup was quite respectable for having only moved down to a depth of a couple feet.
Five years after depressed copper prices forced the Robinson mine to shut down, the first truckload of concentrate pulled out in what its new owner sees as a renewal of the facility and Ely-area residents hope is a rebirth of the region.
Ore testing and other advice for starting up a mining operation.
The Livengood (pronounced with a long “i” as in alive) gold stampede was the last of the great Alaska Gold Rush. The string of gold rushes began in 1886 with the Fortymile gold strike, and ten years later with the large Yukon Klondike goldfields discovery.
As a dedicated dredger, this was to be a totally different experience. Finding gold without using water seemed almost impossible.
• Comments needed for Washington's Buckhorn Mountain
• Rep. Gibbons goes to bat for Nevada
• More land acquisition on the way?
• IBLA rules in favor of miner
• Comment on critical habitat proposed in the Mojave Desert
It is difficult to look at unrestrained growth in such important monetary indicators without becoming concerned about the future stability of America's economic system.
The Bawl Mill • How to Utilize Assays and Evaluate Results • Broomstick Gold • Electra Gold Sees Potential in Other Minerals & Metals • The Forgotten Specimen—Part I • Miner's Cabin—Red Shack Territory • "New" Gold Rush Has Arrived • NASCAR Driver Turns Prospector • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices