Open Letter to the BLM
May 1999 by Guest Writerfrom H. Mason Coggin, PE & LS
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
A recent online survey on our homepage confirmed what we expected...
• Comments needed from small-scale miners in Oregon
• News from the House and Senate
• Governor shows support for mining
Plumas has been historically rich in gold because of its favorable geology. The Melones Fault trends north-south through the county and many rich gold-bearing districts lie along its course.
There is one last indicator that I believe may be the most important of all. That is the “Index of Leading Economic Indicators” (LEI), which is a compendium of those economic indicators that point toward future growth, and LEI has just reached historic highs, far exceeding previous peaks in 1999 and 2006.
The Keystone district includes a group of mineralized shear zones and veins that are associated with the Keystone Quartz Diorite in the Medicine Bow Mountains of southwestern Wyoming. Gold production from this district is unknown, although some estimates suggest that 7,500 to more than 12,000 ounces were produced.
While researching this latest citation I was referred to Public Lands for the People (PLP) in California...
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