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Upon first entering this district in the early 70s, the trip into the Petersville area by vehicle was risky at best, especially during rainy periods in summer. The road has been improved somewhat since then, but not much.
The names attached to these areas came about from many sources. Many are easy to see why the name was given while others had a more contrasting note to them.
As noted on page 26 of this publication, your columnist spent five days in January immersed in two important conventions regarding precious metals mining and, of all the pieces of information bandied about within the mining community, one unbelievable set of numbers, little known or noticed by the public—but of immense potential impact on our world of gold and silver...
There are several common ways that new mineral crystals form and grow. Perhaps the simplest is when minerals form through the cooling of molten rock and the atoms bond together into mineral crystals.
The following “clues” describing “hard rock gold ores,” while not 100% dependable, certainly will give gold prospectors an advantage:
For many years we have been losing our rights. The main reason this has been happening is because as prospectors and miners, we tend to be loners. This trait has helped the environmental movement because...
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