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.
Within a very few minutes, I had my first nice sounding target. It turned out to be a nice earring-size gold piece that was about a half a gram.
• An idea that is overdue...
• Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
How do I extract my gold from this ore?
Unfortunately, mining is politically unpopular and support of the mining industry, no matter how many jobs it brings to a state, even in times of difficult financial need, is never popular among politicians of any stripe.
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Wolfden Resources Inc.
• NovaGold Resources
• Globex Mining Enterprises
• Canyon Resource Corp.
• Newmont Mining Corp.
• Norilsk Nickel
• Sterling Mining Company
The box sat in a hallway and employees began using it for impromptu cricket games, no knowing what it contained.
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