Platinum Alley—The South American Zone of Wealth and Adventure
June 2008 by George H. Hamilton Jr.California and Alaska have their reputation for gold mining wealth but they just don’t begin to compare with the huge wealth of gold and platinum found in the past and today in Colombia, Panama and Ecuador in western South America.
Whatever sense of security and peace the Western World had managed to restore was shattered on July 7, when four bombs were detonated on three trains and a double-decker bus in London, England, killing an estimated 70 people and injuring another 700.
• Rahall bill threatens uranium mining
• California Fish & Game claims it needs more time
• Huge new tax burden on coin and bullion transactions
• Refund bill fails in Assembly Committee
• The EPA is in your bathroom!
• Russians fund US environmental groups
Whatever else one will be able to say in later months about the year 2002, we can already state that there is no shortage of interesting and important news developments.
• A skeleton in the closet
• Taxpayers are buying beds
• America's pastime
In Chicken I had my first experience with the famous Alaska blue clay, sometimes called the blue layer. The blue layer is where the best fine gold was to be found.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Choosing The Right Detector Coil • Washington Gold Miners Receive Ecology Award • Internet Scams • Becoming A Nozzle Master • Slug Gulch • Gold Deposits of Georgia • Mining the Old-Timers • Prospecting Adventures—Pure Gold • Legislation Would Require Palladium Coin • Record Gold Prices Prompt Gold Mining In Boulder • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back