Picks & Pans: Treasure Hawk Mine—Cutthroat Mining Corporation
August 2000 by John LearThe Treasure Hawk mine was operated by "Crazy Eddie" Bounsall from 1972 until 1988. He died in 1994, and I purchased the Treasure Hawk claims from his wife Betty in 1996.
Q: What is available to a small prospector? How does one prospect (drill) into the walls of an old hard rock mine to see what is 10 feet beyond...
This concept of detecting does not always work as we sometimes get a week or so where the temperatures rise to 116°—sometimes more.
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The first thing I realized was this was not a toy—this thing had power and I needed to really pay attention. I got into position, took a deep breath, and pushed that monster into the hard pack.
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Most ore bodies generate a voltage, giving the prospector another valuable method of tracing and locating these hidden minerals. With the Oretron, one can sense and measure these voltages along the ground surface...
An article entitled “BLM Swindles War Hero Out of Gold Mine,” authored by Robert Boatman, appeared in our September 2002 issue. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was unable to provide comment on the article at the time.
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