Over the Divide
August 2003 by StaffElaine Schrader
1935 - 2003
Although there are many mining ghost towns in California, it is rare to find the ruins of one that was abandoned 140 years ago and then subsequently buried by hydraulic mining debris.
So you think you have an ore deposit? The work has been long and hard, but there are a few drill holes, lots of samples and assays. The data is in a reliable computer and there may be a mine at the end of the tunnel. What is the likelihood of a profitable operation? Can you raise capital for development or exploration?
Their first cleanup total was more gold than they had ever found. These guys were deliriously overjoyed with their good fortune.
It has been said by many, “One of Alaska’s most beautiful places in the world is in the Brooks Range.” You'll get no argument from me.
Quartz is a common rock-forming mineral found in many shapes, forms, and colors.
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
The Bawl Mill • House Resources Committee Addresses Environmental Scare-Tactics —by House Resources Committee & Chairman Richard Pombo • Precious Metals in the Patagonia Mountains • Idaho-Maryland Mine—History Restarted • Montana Candidate Sees Natural Resources as Path to Recovery • Judge Rules Against Oregon Miners—Battle Continues • Lake County "Diamonds"—Renewed Value for an Old Favorite • Moving the World's Largest Machine—The Bucyrus 2570W Walking Dragline • Mother Lode Gold, California • News From the Pacific Legal Foundation • Melman on Gold & Silver • Maine to Create Mineral Park • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices