Mystery of Olmec Jade Solved
July 2002 by Associated PressSince the 18th century, collectors, geologists and archaeologists have sought the answer to a frustrating mystery: The ancient Olmecs fashioned statues out of striking blue-green jade, but the stone itself was nowhere to be found in the Americas.
The Info Is Out There
While I don’t know the exact date of the map, I know it would have been in the late 1800s, as that was when the pioneers made early gold discoveries in this area.
Metals Trader Blows the Whistle on Gold & Silver Price Manipulation
Maguire and the traders and companies they represent were all aware of the price manipulation and were all profiting from it, but it became such a regular occurrence that his conscience told him it was time to put a stop to it. That’s when he contacted the CFTC.
There’s Still Gold In Oregon’s Umpqua River
The Umpqua River, located in the heart of western Oregon, flows for several miles nearly alongside Interstate Highway Five.
Venezuela’s Chavez Halts Mining Projects
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his government has decided to review and possibly cancel all mining concessions, and stop issuing new ones to foreign companies.
Picks & Pans: Treasure Hawk Mine—Cutthroat Mining Corporation
The Treasure Hawk mine was operated by "Crazy Eddie" Bounsall from 1972 until 1988. He died in 1994, and I purchased the Treasure Hawk claims from his wife Betty in 1996.
The Disappearance of State Mining Departments
Unfortunately, mining is politically unpopular and support of the mining industry, no matter how many jobs it brings to a state, even in times of difficult financial need, is never popular among politicians of any stripe.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• USFS Draft Reclamation Bond Guide needs your comments
• Colorado seeks ownership of rights of way
• Comments needed for Sierra Nevada EIS
• Roadless rule to stand, with a few changes
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