Picks & Pans: Red Beryl Mining—Beaver County, Utah
May 2003 by Wilda GarberBLM Swindles War Hero Out of Gold MineBLM Swindles War Hero Out of Gold MineThe Ruby Violet Mine is a rare red beryl locality that produces the only gem quality material of this type in the world. The mine is located in a topaz rhyolite within a rhyolite flow in the Wah Wah Mountains in Beaver, County, Utah.
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Q: What amount of silver is considered the best find ever?
I picked up a noticeably heavy, fist-sized chunk of what I thought was a heavy piece of iron. After wiping some of the dirt and clay off, I still didn't know what on earth this object was.
Strange, isn’t it, how our vocabulary has been expanding of late. Up until late 2001, the term “Twin Towers” meant either the combination of the Federal Budgetary Deficit and the National Debt or the two outstanding forwards of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. Suddenly, the only relevant meaning was the two destroyed buildings in New York City. By mid-2002, most of us who hadn’t given Afghanistan a second thought became familiar with names of towns and regions in that country.
The Manson Mine. That’s what they called it in Ballarat in 1969. The name stuck even after Crazy Charlie Manson and the girls got hauled out of California’s Panamint Range behind Ballarat in handcuffs and ended up in prison for the Tate-LaBianca murders.
…they continue to strut around and make declarations and proclamations as if they were still in positions of power. In other words, in political terms, they haven’t “got the message” that they are now in a minority position…
...miners, prospectors and mining related businesses are discovering that capital investments in equipment, machinery and other business assets are more affordable today than ever before.
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