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November 2002 by Staff• “...especially fond of the articles written by Dan Hausel”
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• “I’ve learned so much.”
Re: "Miner Wins Important Victory Against Forest Service" (March 2005)
...we packed up our two dredges and headed for our claim about an hour away on the South Fork of the Clearwater to dredge openly in opposition to the EPA.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
Joe Williams needs six trips with his faithful wheelbarrow to haul his "back-pack" dredge and camping supplies down into the South Yuba River canyon at the start of each dredging season. The nearest spot to leave his vehicle lies about four miles and, during the hot summers, a canteen of water away. Still, he's been doing it for about fifteen seasons since the 1970s.
Honduras, about the size of Ohio, is one of the “banana republics” in Central America. The central part of the nation is mountainous, with peaks reaching 9,000 feet.
When the final numbers are in, China will have consumed a record 350 tons of gold in 2006 amid surging sales of gold bullion, up 17 percent from 2005, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Last month I wrote an article entitled “Good Assays and Bad,” which gathered a few comments.
The Bawl Mill • Lamproites and Diamonds • Working the Belmont Mine, Butte, Montana—1953 (Part 2) • A Real Placer Miner • Mojave Desert Gold • Miner Unhappy After Judge Dismisses Charges • Picks & Pans: Fig Tree, Grape Vine and Good Gold • Sluicing on Bedrock • Sandstone Silver in Texas • A Few Prospecting Notes From Jim Straight • Explorers to Salvage Gold-Laden Ship • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back