New Mine from Century-Old Gold-Silver Bonanza
September 2006 by Steve WilsonIt has been a ten-year project to make a new mine from the abandoned 100-year-old mine deep in the Sierra Madre at Dolores, Chihuahua, but the perseverance of Minefinders Corp. is soon to pay off. Once worked by the Mexicans, then...
What type of sluice box for my trommel?
Prospectors looking for the next Comstock Lode tried mining for silver in the Benton Hot Springs area in California in 1862. On a ridge southeast of the town, they found what they were looking for—rich hornsilver.
My long and tedious trip started July 9, 2005, from Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on a flight to Atlanta. I changed planes and continued on to Anchorage, Alaska.
I have a slight mental disorder. It causes frequent lapses in common sense, good judgment and bouts of high fever—gold fever.
Across and downstream of our operation was a large pile of huge boulders. It was logical to think that water forces may have deposited gold in and around these boulders. We moved our dredge over and started pulling the rock pile apart.
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