Our Nugget Shooting Adventure
September 2001 by Mas KadonagaGold—a very elusive, heavy, yellow, metallic element—is coveted by man and not easily given up by Mother Nature. This is a story of a group of friends—old, new, and some I hadn’t met before this trip. We embarked on a journey in search of that yellow metal.
Commissioning is going well; ramp-up targets are all being met and the General Manager is happy. You arrive at the plant in the morning and start reviewing the night shift logs. What you discover is the night shift had to reduce feed to the mills...
The proposed mine would be built on state-owned land in the Bristol Bay region, near the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon fishery.
In my travels, and my experience with gravity tables, one thing has implanted itself in my mind. What about the tails?
Researchers using computer analysis have traced the origin of the famed Hope Diamond, concluding that it was cut from a larger stone that was once part of the crown jewels of France.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
Friends of Don and Marlene Doran often tease them about their hobby of searching for unique rocks. Now they are the ones laughing.
All of this made me have to conclude that those dummies just didn’t know what they were doing. It was a couple of years later before the solution for this puzzle became clear to me.
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