Picks & Pans: Lost Below
December 2001 by Reggie GouldThe year was 1956. The place was a silver mine in Silverado Canyon, California. To familiarize you with the area, Silverado Canyon is located in Southern California near El Toro Marine Base, which is located near Majeska Peak.
All these decisions and more depend on the richness of a claim—something that is determined by sampling. But sampling isn’t cheap, and even collecting the samples can be more difficult than it appears on the surface.
Phone or email these Senators and politely express your thoughts and opinions on the pending legislation. (See Legislative and Regulatory Update for more information on the pending legislation.)
After 11 years of delays, the US Department of Interior approved a land exchange that will allow Phelps Dodge to proceed with development of the Dos Pobres/San Juan copper deposits...
Imagine being able to get gold from plants. This phenomenon is called phytomining. But it’s not as easy, or as profitable, as it sounds. You may have heard of phytoremediation—the process of extracting metal contaminants from soil.
Our theory was that a dredge would collect far more material in a shorter period of time, leaving us with ounces of gold every day.
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