Mud Creek Placer Mine
April 2003 by Randy McKinneyContinued from last month...
The Mud Creek Placer Mine is a true quest. Previously we acknowledged the rich reserves contained in the ground near Candle, Alaska. Now the miners and equipment need to find their way there and start the operation.
Panama is a long, narrow isthmus, 30,200 square miles in area, that separates Costa Rica from Colombia. It is best noted for the Panama Canal, which is now under the control of the Panamanian government, aided by the United States. The canal bisects the country and is an engineering marvel that was opened in 1914.
Bill and the geologist lost interest and as far as I know, nothing more was done to locate the deposit.
It is a gemstone, and yet it is also closely associated with many types of metal ores. It's valuable itself but often points toward other valuable minerals—that is certainly something prospectors want to know more about!
Shallow water crevicing or sniping can produce gold if you’re persistent, a hard worker and lucky. It’s nice to have a snorkel, wet suit and goggles. The best practice for success, in my humble opinion, has always been to determine the best gold location and then figure out how to capture it.
Placer gold was found near South Pass, at the south end of the Wind River Mountains, in 1842, and lode gold was discovered in the same area in 1867. The principal gold rush was between 1867 and 1874.
Keep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.
- Taking (apart) the (solar) road less traveled...
- Fill'er up
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