Mud Creek Placer Mine Adventure
March 2003 by Randy McKinneyGerald Lindsey sat at his desk watching Randy McKinney try to absorb the massive pile of documents he had in front of him. Julie Fowler, Gerald’s secretary of 13 years, tried not to concentrate on the tower of paper as it threatened to topple over. Gerald knew the contents contained data proving one of the richest gold fields in Alaska were on his claims. But how to convince Randy, who was a 4th generation miner and had heard every mining story in the book?
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
In the August 2000 issue of the Journal, the story of the "Quartszite Area" was most informative and accurate.
The areas that were mineralized with the bedded ore were huge and vast tonnages were indicated, although they had no idea at the time.
Just as we were sitting down to write this column, a political bombshell was released when Rick Santorum announced he was terminating his efforts to win the Republican Presidential nomination, virtually assuring the nomination will be to Mitt Romney. The remaining candidates, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich appear to have no realistic chances.
Located about thirty miles west of Delta, Utah, just to the north of Highway 6-50, is a tall rocky crag with an apparent notch missing from the peak. This is Notch Peak.
I recently returned from a nugget-shooting trip somewhere in the extensive Basin Range of Nevada. While there, I happened to meet “Young Fella,” a professional nuggetshooter.
The mining and logging camp of Zeballos (pop. 272) is located on an arm of Esperanza Inlet, on the southwest side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Vancouver Island is 301 miles, by road, and reaches elevations as high as 7,249 feet.
The Bawl Mill • The Steeple Rock District, New Mexico • The Hunt for Diamonds, Nunavut, Canada • Famous Yuba River Dredge Sinks • Gold in Maine? • Junior Miners and Investors Gather in Canada • Picks & Pans: Dredging at Douglas Creek, Wyoming • Gold in Gossan • Company Notes • Gold Prospecting on the East Fork River, Alaska (Part III—Conclusion) • National Mining Hall of Fall and Museum Calls for Poetry • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver • Looking Back