Oldest Journal Contest - The Winners
February 2009 by Scott HarnWe received entries from readers in fourteen states for our contest to find out who has the oldest surviving copy of the Journal, originally named the California Mining Journal..
Q: I’m a fairly new dredger. I was told that the black sands contain fine gold that is tough to see and recover, so I have been saving the black sands when I do my clean up. What method should I use to get the gold out?
Heading north into Tuolumne County on California’s Highway 49—the “Golden Highway”—from Mariposa County, you see few traces of the gold rush days because the largest mining town of the period is now covered by Don Pedro Reservoir. If you slow down and take a careful look, along the shores of the lake are numerous streaks of tailings that mark the mines of the old town of Jacksonville.
As soon as I learned that there was gold in Tennessee I just had to go find some.
Strong gold prices are making it profitable to keep the Golden Sunlight Mine here open through 2015, company officials said.
My right rib cage took the brunt of the blow from the fall, which left me feeling partially paralyzed and in immense pain.
Every financial writer enjoys a few moments of pleasure when one of his predictions is validated by the markets and your columnist is no exception.
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