Picks & Pans: Rattlesnakes in a Gold Camp
February 2004 by John AndersonLeon was leading the way as we hiked the trail out of North Canyon. Without any warning Leon leaped into the air. He had just spotted a big rattlesnake lying in the grass beside the trail.
A Draft Environmental Impact Statement has finally been released for Robert and Marjorie Miller’s proposed lode mine, the Robin Redbreast Lode, in the Uncompahgre Wilderness, located outside of Montrose, Colorado.
• "Well, that's what we've been told, isn't it?"
From the mid-1850s and even into the early 1900s, Northern Sierra County boomed with mining activity. This area was flooded with miners, establishing such towns as LaPorte, Gibsonville, Spanish Flat, Whisky Diggings...
Once again, economic trauma was the dominant theme of most news releases last month. It seemed we were learning about an endless array of companies in dire trouble, including many who had either filed or were on the verge of bankruptcy...
Augers can be used effectively for placer exploration with certain limitations.
• This wasn't the UN makeover we were expecting
• Do you have more money than you really need?
• British tabloids "French roast" Chirac
• Reporter comes out of the closet
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