Oil Seeps in Northern California
July 2001 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDIndians used asphalt from oil seeps in California for caulking boats and other objects long before the white man arrived. Spaniards noted seeps as early as 1542, and the Portola expedition in 1769 used oil for wagon axles and as a fuel. Spaniards also used crude stills for obtaining lamp oil for use in the missions.
…the general investment community has turned away from mining shares over the past three years and moved whole-heartedly into conventional investments.
There was certainly no shortage of attention-grabbing headlines during the past month. First we had the successful initiation of a recall election in California, followed by enormous increases in the price of gasoline in the USA and Canada, then both nations suffered through the worst power blackout in decades, and finally we are witnessing what appears to be the unraveling of the “road map” to peace in the Middle East.
The theory of making the gold wheel work is really very simple—classification. When all the materials introduced into the wheel are classified to the same mesh, the heaviest materials will be extracted...
Shirttail was worked heavily in the old mining years, but they didn’t clean it out. Present day prospectors and dredgers have done well, especially as Shirttail gets closer to the North Fork of the American.
...the federal agency is intrigued by a plan that might result in cleaning up the area without cost to taxpayers.
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) was created soon after the war. One of their first deeds was to pass the Energy Act of 1946. This, among other things, provided monetary incentives for nearly every stage of mine development and operation.
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