Mining Law—A Short History
May 1999 by Jonathan DuHamelThe General Mining Law of 1872 is not antiquated, but its roots are ancient, stemming from Greek and Roman law, and continued in English and Spanish law. The recorded laws and practices of mining extend back nearly 3000 years.
For hundreds, even thousands of years, gold has brought forth the worst as well as the best in the cultures of the world. It has pitted country against country, man against man, and brother against brother. There are countless tales...
The Northern Territory has about six hundred proven gold deposits and has produced nearly 12 million ounces with a further 15 million ounces to be recovered. While the early hard rock miners were eventually blocked by water flows...
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Bob “Neverquit” Abendschein’s article on his “Special Rock” in the December 2006 issue was short and to the point. As Neverquit and I are old friends, I sent him e mail:
In this case, signs of gold were found at the bottom of the alluvial and then traced in a triangle up the face of the mountain until they stopped—that is where the digging began.
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