More on Meteorites
April 2002 by Jim Straight...how many of us have knowingly found or bought a meteorite—a small to large mass of stone or metal; a meteor that has survived not only a space voyage of millions of years, but also the impact of striking the earth?
At the well-known Rio Tinto copper district, Huelva, in southwestern Spain, large quantities of copper were found beneath a gossan of hematite at an average depth of 100 feet. The deposits were first mined during Roman times.
My friend came walking in from the garage with what looked to me like a stick of dynamite. Chuckling, he said, “Have you ever been gold mining?”
In my head I was thinking, “Not at 3 am in the morning with dynamite.”
The operation and techniques employed are highly successful in producing free gold with minimal work involved while maintaining an environment protection process through the use of recycled water and a settling pond.
• Financial Guarantees (Bonding)
• National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
• Diesel engine exhaust
• Senator Daschle inadvertently helps timber industry
• USFWS implementing Wildlands Project without voter approval
Opportunities exist in both hardrock and placer. Production costs to operate a small placer mining project are a lot less than for a hardrock mine. Underground placers are a different story, but generally, recovering placer gold takes...
• DOI backs mill sites
• Arizona goes to bat for miners
• Battles continue in California
• Climate change legislation
The Bawl Mill • 43 CFR 3809 Final Rule • Alluvial Fans • Platinum Claims on Heines Creek • Picks & Pans: Eureka! We Struck It Again • The Gold Hill and Iowa Mine, Boise County, Idaho: 1863-1895 • The First Prospectors • All That Glitters is Gold • Aussie Gold—Swinging Over to South Australia • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices