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December 2001 by StaffThis is in response to Norbert Beckstrom’s letter in the November issue of the ICMJ. He wrote in reference to a letter by Jerry Hobbs in the October issue. If anyone opened up a can of worms, it is Mr. Beckstrom.
In recent years there has been something of a new form of tourism growing in Alaska. Several historically productive gold mines have created facilities to bring in prospectors and tourists to see and experience the remote gold...
The story begins in the early 1940s in Vance County, North Carolina, on a farm that belonged to the Hamme family. During spring plowing in 1942, one of the brothers accidentally plowed up an odd looking rock and took it home to show his younger brother who was studying geology at Duke University.
We found the area where this patch of gold nuggets was located by researching several books on old mining districts. By the end of the 2006 winter we had about five different locations that we wanted to investigate.
Arizona-based International Silver Inc. is proposing an underground silver and zinc mine in Montana and has asked Butte-Silver Bow County to lease them the surface and mineral rights to hundreds of acres.
- EPA declines to impose additional regulations and financial requirements on hardrock miners
- “Baffling” ruling in suction gold dredging court case
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.
This remote goldfield covers an area of over 13,000 square miles of the Savanna Gulf country of Far North Queensland, Australia.
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