Picks & Pans: Dredging Costa Rica
October 2001 by A.K. WilliamsMy interest in gold mining began with a few friends who, knowing that I was a chemist by trade (never mind that I am a biochemist), interrogated me every day at the gringo coffee shop in San Jose, Costa Rica.
...frankly, the question is being asked, "How in the world could otherwise rational people even consider investments in the yellow in the yellow and white metals?"
For the last two years we’ve held a hands-on prospectors training session in the Iowa Hill district of California’s Mother Lode country as a part of our Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit event. Because of this, I thought it might be good to take a look at the history, geology and opportunities that the Iowa Hill district still offers to the individual prospector.
…the general investment community has turned away from mining shares over the past three years and moved whole-heartedly into conventional investments.
New exploration on land that was scoured for gold years ago near Livengood indicates the property could be developed into a mine on a scale similar to the Fort Knox Mine, according to a Colorado-based company.
• South Korean ad campaigns make men blush
• A revolting development
…the “One More Time” has turned into three more trips and each of the three has yielded more gold each time down.
The periodic exploration efforts for nickel during periods of high prices have been sporadic and incomplete. There is a role for the prospector and geologist in searching laterites potentially rich in nickel and mafic igneous bodies that may be rich in nickel.
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