Prospecting for Iron in Alaska
July 2003 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayThe solo prospector in his canvas field clothes and skin-thick skiff is still king of the rain forest in southeastern Alaska. Even with all the highly trained field people and their helicopters, it is he who ventures forth across ocean water and in the bush to search for new wealth hidden beneath the green carpet of the vast Tongass Forest.
A prospector, who wishes to remain nameless, located the pictured chevron gold specimens on October 29, 2003.
Winter is the time for research, and if you haven’t already done some research to find new places to prospect, now is the time to cram in some last minute research before the good weather arrives.
Newmont Mining Corporation, Normandy Mining Ltd., and Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation announced a possible merger, which would create the world’s largest mining company. The boards of all three have approved the plan, but it is still subject to shareholder and regulatory approval.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
• Do as I say, not as I do...
• Political parking perk...
Having made nearly forty trips into this region over the years, the area has a tendency to draw the individual into its unique winding roads, which were once mining trails, where the creeks and rivers run to and fro across its twisted topography.
Assembly Bill 1032 has passed the California House of Representatives. The bill was authored by CalTrout and the Karuk Tribe, then introduced by Representative Lois Wolk.
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