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The walk back to the car and subsequent search for Frieda took a lot longer than I would have liked. I had wandered much further than I thought.
Commonly these layers contain small particles of gold and platinum, and in places where they are sufficiently concentrated, the metallic particles are abundant enough to be extracted profitably.
In all the years I have been writing this column (approaching 35) and in my writings elsewhere, I have to admit that I never foresaw the kind of immense changes that have been wrought during the past two months…
Rod Griffin and I have spent most of our free time looking for the hard-to-find diamonds, and have found ourselves involved with wildlife, obstacles, bad roads, streams, bogs, bulls—you name it.
For many years, the US had a historical tradition of small-scale mining. Individuals or small groups of miners would spend part of the year working the higher-grade sections of old mines and ship the high-grade ore to smelters or...
We have learned over the years, of course, that “previous development,” “roadless,” and “local support,” are in the mind of the beholder.
We chatted for a bit and then we had to take off, but I kept what he said in the back of my mind as we rushed out to some other gold-bearing place in the Mother Lode to feed our gold fever.
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