Picks & Pans: Fig Tree, Grape Vine and Good Gold
November 2002 by John AndersonThe south fork of the Yuba River was still too high to cross safely on the first day of the dredging season for 2002, but Leon was able to use this condition to his advantage. He dredged high on the bank where big dredges would not go and produced...
How high can gold go? How best to hold it? Questions on gold investment answered.
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• Congressman receives a new term...
• Interior considers huge withdrawal in Arizona
• Travel Management Plans
• Roadless Rule has nine lives
Q: Who manufactures the diagonal vibrating table?
One of Arizona’s richest silver producers was the fabulously rich Silver King Mine of Pinal County. This incredible deposit was first discovered in 1875 during the construction of the famous Stoneman Grade, which connects present day Superior to Globe, Arizona. From 1877 to 1888 the famous Silver King Mine was in operation and during that brief span of time it produced an astounding $16,000,000 in silver.
My first encounter with rocks and minerals started as a young child in the company of my siblings investigating the rocky mounds placed around the Australian coastline to help prevent erosion just north of Brisbane...
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Lamproites and Diamonds • Working the Belmont Mine, Butte, Montana—1953 (Part 2) • A Real Placer Miner • Mojave Desert Gold • Miner Unhappy After Judge Dismisses Charges • Sluicing on Bedrock • Sandstone Silver in Texas • A Few Prospecting Notes From Jim Straight • Explorers to Salvage Gold-Laden Ship • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back