Mining Gold Near Elk Creek, Oregon
February 2009 by Scott HarnEd Bechtel got the gold bug rather recently. In 1999, he was introduced to prospecting by his brother-in-law. Ed joined the Washington Prospectors Mining Association, a local prospecting club, and attended a few gold shows. It was through a gold...
One of the largest conundrums we would point out is the matter of rising interest rates starting to take place in several nations.
I first saw Pioche, Nevada while hitch-hiking into town in an old Ford with three good tires and one wheel hammered to an ugly steel disc on fifty miles of blacktop.
I worked my way to a flat area along a ridge where I could see a quartz blowout. As I got within 100 feet of it, I started seeing rock that I knew to be associated with gold.
Many miners who have hoarded their gold for years are now tempted by higher prices. Several friends with multiple pound nugget collections have sold them recently for cash.
I had been busy representing the Prospecting and Mining Journal this spring, but prospecting season finally arrived and I’ve been out digging for nuggets—I’ve even found a few. I know a number of prospectors who are armed with new metal detectors and headed to the hills to look for that precious yellow stuff.
A second copper mine is opening in Utah with prices for the metal at their highest in a decade.
…for a change, it is time to turn away from the Trump-Mueller frenzy and concentrate once again on some of the other sources of information which can present us with valuable information related to our precious metals.
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