Our Readers Say
July 2005 by Staff• Re: Jim Straight
• Re: The price of mercury
I recently returned from a nugget-shooting trip somewhere in the extensive Basin Range of Nevada. While there, I happened to meet “Young Fella,” a professional nuggetshooter.
While the Water Board documented the selenium levels in fish and noted they exceed the levels of mercury, they have yet to acknowledge the numerous scientific studies that show selenium effectively neutralizes the effects of mercury.
Man has toiled for thousands of years underground to unlock the treasures that Mother Earth has buried just beyond view. A source of light was of the utmost importance to the miner and many developments evolved through the passage of time.
Your correspondent has been around quite a while on this globe of ours, but seldom have we ever seen a collection of calamities such as has occurred during this past ten months.
As a gold prospector for the past ten years, I thought that I had a fair understanding of the steps necessary to find gemstones.
Awhile back, I was doing some prospecting in a remote mountain region, located in the rugged, well-timbered valleys of north-central British Columbia, an area known for its coarse gold.
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