Placer PGMs in Coon Creek, California
November 2004 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDLower Coon Mountain is located in the Klamath Mountains, some 10 to 15 miles east of Crescent City (pop. 4,400), which rises to an elevation of 2,841 feet. It is heavily forested except for a few areas that are underlain by serpentine. The mountain, which trends northeast, is bounded on the north by Craigs Creek, and on the south by Coon Creek.
• Reason for adits rather than shafts?
The Alaska Miners Association recently released a report on the Economic Impact of Mining on Alaska. The numbers are impressive:
Growth in worldwide demand for uranium is leading producers back to Wyoming, which leads the nation in uranium production.
The Steeple Rock Mining District is located in the northwest-trending Summit Mountains of southwest New Mexico, at an average elevation of 5,200 feet. The highest point in the mountains is Vanderbilt Peak, which rises to an elevation of 6,773 feet. The mountains receive about 12 inches of precipitation a year in the form of rain and occasional winter snow.
We knew what to do—we moved our project far enough from the river to escape the two hundred foot shoreline rule. If the old man had been right we could do this and still be over the loop of pay dirt.
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