Mining Sisters Make History
June 2005 by Associated PressJudy Etherton wasn’t out to make headlines or break any barriers when she entered the mining industry more than 30 years ago.
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The Tyndall Mining District of Santa Cruz County contains the oldest mines in the state of Arizona. Described as the most celebrated mineral region in North America, its ancient mines have produced a phenomenal amount of rich masses of pure native silver and ore prior to the arrival of the early Spaniards extending into the present century.
How does one go about discovering a rare earth oxide (REO) deposit when he is not familiar with the rare and unusual rocks and minerals that are found in such deposits? That was the case at Mountain Pass, California, yet the deposit was eventually discovered and mined.
In this article, I am going to take a look at three Midwest states and go through some of the prime places for prospectors to find nice local gold there.
“We feel that we can clean up an area that has been abandoned after 100 years of mining,” Lyon said.
After contributing to the total, I am proud to claim my share of Ray’s patch. In total, we got almost an ounce of gold from the schist where it seems to have been formed.
Just simply crushing up all your specimens for their gold content may be a serious waste of potential cash.
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