Picks & Pans: Detecting in Northern Nevada
December 2003 by Chris RalphOne of the newest opportunities available to the individual prospector is the exchange of information over the Internet. A number of websites and forums dedicated to prospecting for gold have sprung up in recent years.
News during the past month seemed to focus directly on economic and political events close to home in the good old USA. As talk of recession—or worse—mounted, and as one stock market segment after another weakened sharply, the economic and political leaders of the nation sprang into decisive action.
Plodding in the footsteps of the forty-niners across the sun-baked Nevada desert, I feel the ghost of a man named Israel Lord tap me on the shoulder.
• We spend taxpayer money on this...
• ...but hold back on this.
Two Australian miners who survived for two weeks in a kennel-size cage trapped 3,000 feet underground walked out of the Beaconsfield Gold Mine and punched the air, freed by rescue crews drilling round-the-clock by hand.
If this authority over mining was not included in the transfer, then the US Forest Service would not have jurisdiction.
Gold mining is garnering national attention as the economy slows and more Americans look for a way to make ends meet.
The call of gold is a strong one and it has pulled men from every corner of the planet. That said, I guess it’s now my turn to chase far away gold.
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