Original Sixteen-to-One Mine Fights On
December 2002 by StaffIn our April and May 2001 issues we reported on the administrative hearings involving the 16-to-1 Mine and their fight against countless MSHA citations, many of which seemed to be driven by inspectors following their own agenda.
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
My wife Maureen and I spend part of our winter season in the Quartzsite, Arizona area. One fine March morning, we left our RV camping area at approximately 10am in search of that elusive yellow metal with our metal detectors.
In this case, signs of gold were found at the bottom of the alluvial and then traced in a triangle up the face of the mountain until they stopped—that is where the digging began.
Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
Our group of independent miners have been busy crafting a uniquely designed ladder/ore cart track from the bottom of an 85-foot mine shaft in a historical hard rock mine.
Last year was an extreme roller coaster ride for the economy, mining companies, and precious metal prices, and 2009 looks like it’s shaping up to be another wild ride.
Bob “Neverquit” Abendschein’s article on his “Special Rock” in the December 2006 issue was short and to the point. As Neverquit and I are old friends, I sent him e mail:
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