Placer Gold in New Mexico
February 2002 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDNew Mexico is not especially known for placer gold, although significant quantities have been recovered from certain districts. There are good opportunities for finding additional gold in favorable areas in the state.
• Leaked documents show BLM’s true intentions
• New Oregon small-scale prospecting rules
The fight over an agreement a northern Wisconsin town passed almost four years ago that endorsed a proposed underground zinc and copper mine near Crandon goes before a Dane County judge next month.
If the goal of the September 11 terrorists was to inflict maximum damage on the American psyche as well as American economy, they could hardly have picked a better target than the twin towers of the World Trade Center (WTC).
In the silver belt of the Sierra Madre, the Lluvia de Oro was a discovery of gold, found not by the Spaniards of yore, but from an observant Indian a little over a century ago.
Thus far we have only briefly discussed the methods used by early miners to process auriferous desert gravels. However, old workings can be extremely productive places to search with a metal detector.
Gold mining has received many black eyes from many scams, scammers and schemes throughout the years. Unscrupulous scammers have swindled naive people for millions of dollars in the past and will, no doubt, continue into the future.
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