News From the Pacific Legal Foundation
August 2003 by StaffPLF has been hard at work improving our Endangered Species Act Reform Project (ESARP), which is why you haven’t heard from us over the past few months.
Not being a psychiatrist, this writer is not aware of the specific term for a condition laymen refer to as “split personality.” However, whatever that term might be, it would be wholly appropriate for the news background during the past month. We were first subjected to one news story after another that suggested that our economic world was on a truly shaky foundation—and then, suddenly, we were “blessed” with a barrage of positive developments.
Making matters worse, we could feel the truck moving very slowly down the mountain along with the trees and mud. It was an uncomfortable sinking feeling, as you might guess.
So, how much rain does it take to cause a major movement of gravels in a stream and redistribute the gold? The technical answer is enough water to move the bed load of the river.
As people race by on Interstate 15 through the southwestern portion of Utah, they miss many relics of early silver mining and agricultural days hidden just off the freeway. Washington County had a rich mining and farming history dating back to Civil War times, and there are some that believe it still holds some hope for future mining.
It was the spring and I was planning on dredging the east bank of the Mokelumne River near the whitewater falls of Slaughter House Gulch just out of Pine Grove, California. The water was high and remained that way into July.
As a precious metal, silver doesn’t have the allure of gold. As an investment, it’s not as hip as Google. But dowdy old silver is suddenly chic. Silver prices are at their highest in more than 25 years, and mining companies are riding an economic boom.
Geologic processes can either concentrate or disperse gold and other elements from adjacent rocks. It is the results of the concentration processes that the prospector is most interested in.
The Bawl Mill • House Resources Committee Addresses Environmental Scare-Tactics —by House Resources Committee & Chairman Richard Pombo • Precious Metals in the Patagonia Mountains • Over the Divide • Idaho-Maryland Mine—History Restarted • Montana Candidate Sees Natural Resources as Path to Recovery • Judge Rules Against Oregon Miners—Battle Continues • Lake County "Diamonds"—Renewed Value for an Old Favorite • Moving the World's Largest Machine—The Bucyrus 2570W Walking Dragline • Mother Lode Gold, California • Melman on Gold & Silver • Maine to Create Mineral Park • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices