Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
December 2007 by Staff
The pit was a classic one—exposed shale bedrock with all the material being washed out one end of the pit. Within a few minutes I had a nice mellow signal that was in open ground.
Worthington was washing gravel that he’d dug out of the park’s east drain, a low area in the park’s diamond search area, when he found the yellow diamond in his screen. It was in the last bucket he planned to wash before shutting down for Easter weekend.
At an altitude of over 4,000 feet, in the mountainous terrain of eastern San Diego County, lies the once productive Julian Mining District. Beginning with placer prospecting in 1869, this area moved rapidly into underground quartz or vein mining for gold.
A better understanding of hard rock mining methods and knowing a little about how these mines work can help the individual prospector to understand reports and stories about both modern and historic mine operations.
As the wags have been putting it recently, it looks like the United States is caught between “Iraq and a hard place.” Every day for the past month we have read headlines about the likelihood of immediate war, and, based on those headlines, gold, petroleum and the financial markets have gone off on their tangents.
Before you invite anyone to look at your mining claims, whether it's to find yourself a partner, to secure operating capital, or to interest a mining company, there are rock-bottom, basic requirements to consider.
The steeper the gradient is, the more potential erosive power to move gold and other bedload sediments, and the more power to remove obstacles to flow.
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