Picks & Pans: Exploring Wyoming's High Desert
July 2002 by David C. FreitagIn an untamed and lonely part of Wyoming’s high desert sits a deposit of gold so large, and so vast, that even today its volume remains a mystery. With an aerial extent of over 10 square miles and a depth of nearly 7,000 feet...
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We all continued over to another location at the top of a massive placer operation. Arriving at the draw, I showed everyone where gold had been found before and we all began detecting.
We started off excited and enthusiastic as we began hiking up the river, daydreaming about finding big gold.
There are several news items of interest here at ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal.
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Q: In the Feb 2008 Mining Journal you ran an article, “Gold Deposits of North Carolina,” by Chris Ralph. The article states that the 1872 Mining Law does not apply in North Carolina and in fact only has merit in 19 of the 50 states. Can you explain how that could happen?
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