Picks & Pans: "Eye-Balling" for Alaskan Gold
May 1999 by Ron WendtThe gold miner held out his hand and showed me a sixteen-ounce gold nugget, slightly coarse in texture, and resembling a biscuit. I shook my head in amazement as he pointed out the exact location of his lucky find.
- Town’s “big risk” leads to really big loss
- High-speed rail causes division...in property access
I (enjoy) Twain’s description of a gold mine, “A hole in the ground with a liar at the top.” Some humor here? You bet, but I’m sure he meant it to be a real eye opener as well.
• BLM to raise fees again
• Roadless Rule stands
• Suit filed over dredging restrictions in Washington State
• NWMA lends support
• California suction gold dredging lawsuits progressing
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
If we watch the action in six important markets, then we must conclude that there is, indeed, cause for deep concern.
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