Prospecting at Moore Creek
August 2006 by Chris RalphIn recent years there has been something of a new form of tourism growing in Alaska. Several historically productive gold mines have created facilities to bring in prospectors and tourists to see and experience the remote gold...
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Some of the items that I’m going to go over are outcroppings, ditches, exploratory trenches and contacts/surface materials. I am going to speak about each of the above items in as much detail as I can, and then towards the end of this article I will tie them together.
One of Arizona’s richest silver producers was the fabulously rich Silver King Mine of Pinal County. This incredible deposit was first discovered in 1875 during the construction of the famous Stoneman Grade, which connects present day Superior to Globe, Arizona. From 1877 to 1888 the famous Silver King Mine was in operation and during that brief span of time it produced an astounding $16,000,000 in silver.
The sunbeams are winding their way through the snowclouds. I am rising out of Death Valley to engage in some reverie, a journey into times past. Prospect pits, phantoms from boom times’ extinct, appear on the side of the road. Soon, I enter the Bullfrog Mining District.
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