Picks & Pans: The Gold Bullion Mine
July 2001 by Ron WendtIt was here, so long ago that the Gold Bullion Mine once had a promising future. I could almost hear the old stamp mill still echoing out its rhythm, pounding rich gold ore into small pieces.
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• ESG Canada
• Vista Gold Corp.
The Great Basin, first named by Capt. John Fremont in 1843, consists of a vast region of internal drainage, occupying most of Nevada and western Utah, and parts of California, Oregon, and Idaho.
So much of gold detecting depends on attention to detail. Every gold area offers its own distinct geological markers and as prospectors we must pick up on those markers.
Having spent 33 years prospecting off and on in this area, this writer has become very familiar with the region, its mines, the gold (hardrock and placer), wildlife, weather, topography, and history—it has been a friend to me.
These were the men who periodically picked up the gold amalgam from the tables and sluices in the dredge, processed it, and transported the gold ingots to the railroad express office in Alder. Their trustworthiness must have commanded a prominent wage.
The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) recently reported some new information in their quest to expose manipulation of the gold markets by the government and central banks.
Finding a new gold nugget patch, a cache of old bottles, valuable old coins, jewelry, and artifacts can be as easy as finding a long lost uncle. You just need to do a little detective work so that you can find his address and then acquire a map to his house. Sound simple? It is.
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