Prison Time Handed Out for Gold and Silver Thefts
September 2007 by Associated PressThe ringleader of former mining workers accused of stealing $1.7 million in gold and silver from Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining is headed to prison, prosecutors said.
Although it is now known that Mount Diablo, located in Contra Costa County in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, was the site of the largest coal mining operation in the state during the last half of the 19th century... this majestic focal point... also was the source of other minerals.
After weeks, months, even years of eager anticipation, the New Millennium has dawned!
The single most important question to be answered when evaluating a placer deposit is: “How much is it worth?” Accurate sampling of placer gravels is essential to obtain a reasonable estimate of the total gold values contained in the deposit.
• Regarding US vs. Steve Hicks
• More on the Ortiz Mountains of New Mexico
• Do as I say, not as I do...
• By the numbers...
It was my fourth prospecting trip to Paradise Valley, Alaska, and I arrived in late July. I spent the first seven days with claim owner Mick Manns and his helper, Brian. It was one of my best trips yet and I wish I could have shared it...
As a dedicated dredger, this was to be a totally different experience. Finding gold without using water seemed almost impossible.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • Mining Gold at 16,000 Feet • Locating a New Nugget Patch • Journeys in the Kingman Quadrangle—Part II • The American Hill Mine • In Pursuit of Gold & Silver in the Sierra Madres—The Plan • Cal-Gold Closes Shop After 30 Years • The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007 • Northern Dynasty Chooses Partner for Pebble • Melman on Gold & Silver • Looking Back • Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices