Prospecting on Pickering Bar
March 2007 by Don RobinsonOn Saturday, January 27, 2007, six of us began a trip to Pickering Bar on the North Fork of the American River. It was 7:30 am and we had our engines running to begin the first leg of our two and a half hour trip to get there.
A pediment is a broad, gently sloping erosion surface or plain of low relief that is often found in arid and semi-arid regions at the base of a receding mountain front. The example shown is from the Palo Verde Ranch 15-minute topographic quadrangle, southwest of Tucson, Arizona. This is one of the best examples the writer has ever seen.
• Not so happy birthday
• Even more support for the PLP
After 11 years of delays, the US Department of Interior approved a land exchange that will allow Phelps Dodge to proceed with development of the Dos Pobres/San Juan copper deposits...
...we are witnessing the onset of a major transformation of the underlying economic/political structure, perhaps headed toward government controls beyond any previous American experience.
• What the government wants the government gets...
• A drop in the ocean...
• Do we get a paycheck for this?
If developed with metal detecting in mind, this virgin ground could be a bonanza for nugget hunting.
It is becoming increasingly clear that Barack Obama will be an activist President. Unlike his predecessors, he appears set on using the powers of government in an unusually aggressive manner in order to accomplish “public good.”
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