More Small-Scale Miners Attracted by Gold Prices
July 2007 by Associated PressWith gold hovering above $650 an ounce, interest in panning and prospecting for the pricey precious metal in northern Idaho’s icy streams and on its rugged mountainsides has enjoyed a mini-boom.
In 1893, Jerry McAuliffe led a team of prospectors east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and found the famed Kanowna goldfield. On their first day on the field, they picked up a total of more than 300 ounces of gold nuggets from the ground. As the rush began to increase in momentum, other prospectors found patches of nuggets simply lying on the ground near rich outcroppings of reef. In very quick time, hard rock miners were tearing into the rich reef lines...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Yuba #21 gold dredge sunk in the Yuba Goldfields of northern California in late January.
As inflation fears grow, some advisers are steering their clients into precious or industrial metals as a way to add luster to portfolios.
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Mr. Hughes was obviously shaken by our interaction and we are quite confident he assumed we were all missing teeth, long-haired, uneducated, backwoods miners who would immediately become submissive. That didn’t happen...
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