Picks & Pans: Working the Crevices
October 2004 by Ron WendtThe crowbar can be a valuable mining tool. Crowbars come in all shapes and sizes. For moving large boulders and large chunks of bedrock, the longer 3½ footers work well. Then if you really get in trouble, there’s the long pry bar.
• Run for the border
• By the numbers
To many geologists and prospectors, “greenstone belts” are synonymous with “gold belts” since they provide excellent places to search for gold.
Many locals are just waiting for California to allow dredging once more, especially with the current gold prices. There are still plenty of good opportunities for prospectors in this area, just as it has been for so many years.
The Fairbanks Mining District, the most productive gold district in Alaska, lies between the Tanana and Chatanika Rivers, 7 to 25 miles from Fairbanks (Pop. 35,000), in east-central Alaska. Most parts of the district are accessible by road, a rarity in Alaska.
Coin and bullion dealers confirmed in mid-August that the US Mint was refusing orders from dealers.
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• Martinis with the Mayor
• FBI is afraid of a mouse
• Politically and fashionably correct
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