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.
• Election fallout
• Bad news in Bolivia
Barrick Gold Corp. is moving forward with the reopening of the Ruby Hill gold mine at Eureka, Nevada, and intends to begin work next month on a new power plant in western Nevada.
“In light of the results of the midterm elections our focus will be with the US Senators and their staffers that we have already been working with.”
In 1997, I had been working a hard rock claim in Lone Valley, Nevada with two partners. It was a small seam about one to two inches wide that had free gold up to 9 ounces per ton.
SB 765...would tax suction gold dredgers by charging a $50 annual fee for in-state dredgers and a whopping $2,500 fee for out-of-state dredgers for each county where the miner intends to dredge.
Jerry Hobbs, president of Public Lands for the People, is taking action to prevent undue restrictions on miners utilizing suction dredges in California.
South African gold miners are turning their anger towards Britain, charging that the sale of 25 tons of gold by the Bank of England has depressed gold prices and put them out of work.
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