Nevada Gold Production Up Despite Lower Prices
May 2001 by Associated PressDespite lower prices, Nevada gold production increased slightly last year and the state continues to produce about three-fourths of the nation’s gold.
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
Two Canadian companies are financing a $1 million drilling operation in the Susitna Valley after a Palmer miner discovered purple and orange garnets in gravel he dredged near Shulin Lake.
Over 100 years of placer mining on the Kenai Peninsula has produced about 133,800 ounces of gold. Hard rock mines produced an additional 30,000 ounces. Suction dredging is currently the dominate mining method.
The state of Sonora, slightly smaller in area than Utah, lies in-northwestern Mexico, adjoining Arizona to the south. It is characterized, on the east, by a high volcanic plateau, the Sierra Madre Occidental, which forms its boundary with Chihuahua.
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A draft environmental assessment of a proposal to allow long-term camping by gold miners along 21 miles of the North Fork of the Fortymile Wild and Scenic River is available from the Bureau of Land Management.
Q: Would a mining company be interested in this area for just the magnetite?
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