Picks & Pans: The California State Nugget
March 2002 by John AndersonLast summer I spent all of my weekends and most of my vacation time camped out on the south fork of the Yuba River with a couple of gold miners by the name of Leon and Joe.
Vertical aerial photographs, a form of remote sensing, are invaluable in the search for mineral deposits, and have been used for 60 years for that purpose.
• Court says ESA does not apply in some cases
• Comments needed for proposed critical habitat in several Western states
• EPA still trying to rewrite the Clean Water Act
• Enough already!
• Now is the time to act
Geologists have long noted the similarities of certain types of mineral deposits all across the globe. Similar minerals, similar country rocks, and similar grades of mineralization may occur in several different parts of the world.
Colorado-Utah-Wyoming oil shale was first reliably discovered to contain gold and silver by the U.S. Bureau of Mines in the 1920s. Although most of this vast shale resource, up to 1,000 feet in thickness, contained nil or barely detectable values, many brown shale samples fire assayed here over the past thirty years have yielded up to 0.02 ounces per ton (opt) Au and 2.0 opt Ag.
Growth in worldwide demand for uranium is leading producers back to Wyoming, which leads the nation in uranium production.
The Nevada Supreme Court ruling last April in a Newmont Mining Corp. gold mine case was erased by a high court panel.
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