Placer Gold in Utah
November 2001 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDUtah is not known for gold, but a significant amount has been produced. Over 12 million ounces of lode and placer gold have been produced from Bingham Canyon alone. However, placer production, per se, has been miniscule compared to other western states, although a lot of dry placers may remain undiscovered.
The Sunshine Mine in northern Idaho could start running again in 2008.
During discussions with other property rights advocates and members of the current administration, Karen Budd-Falen’s name was mentioned many times as a possible director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Coin and bullion dealers confirmed in mid-August that the US Mint was refusing orders from dealers.
It was only a few years ago that China was taxing and limiting quantities of exports for rare earths in an effort squeeze the market, drive up prices and extract the most in the way of income.
My intention was to end this discussion with waypoints and routes, then I found USGS maps of the Plainfield Quadrangle.
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