Paleontonlogical Resources Preservation Act
July 2004 by Scott HarnOccasionally there are bills that have good intentions but unintended consequences that make them “bad bills.” The Paleontological Resources Preservation Act is one of these bills.
Have you ever waded through your pile of Mining Journals looking for a particular article? The annual index, published each December is a great help, but I have a better idea.
Every placer miner has to deal with it in one form or another, and some locations have it far worse than others, but nearly every placer has at least some of it: black sand. It collects in our concentrates and gets in the way of recovering our fine gold.
In this article, I am going to take a look at three Midwest states and go through some of the prime places for prospectors to find nice local gold there.
An era ended in Leadville February 4, when the last miners left the Black Cloud mine and hung up their brass tags for the last time.
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