Over the Divide
July 2004 by StaffIt is with regret that we let our readers know about the passing of four respected members of the mining and prospecting community who have been lost in the past several months.
• This was not on the itinerary…
• Zoom meeting becomes “vroom” meeting
...we cannot help but wonder exactly how nation after nation, already massively in debt and presently burdened with monumental operating deficits, is going to come up with such largesse. We also wonder exactly how going ever-more deeply into debt is going to resolve a debt crisis.
In the first part of this article, we took a look at the special geology required to form coarse gold. In the second part, we looked at field examples of coarse gold occurrences and the geology of residual placers.
Well, as they say, "there's a time for everything and everything has it's time"—or something like that!
The Supreme Court said it will consider whether two miners may sue federal officials for personal injuries following a roof collapse at a copper mine that left them paralyzed.
Here's the kicker—for every lost flake there was a five minute penalty added to the time. Lost gold generally meant you didn't make it past the preliminaries.
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