Prospector Finds Cache of Emeralds in North Carolina
June 2000 by Associated Press"This is just the tip of the iceberg," Hill said. "It's going to take 200 years to dig it all out."
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Everyone has heard of the golden beach at Nome, but Nome did not have the richest beach.
Mining has been a mainstay of the Durango economy for generations. It was mining, beginning with the discovery of what later became the Avino Mine in the sixteenth century by Juan de Tolosa of the Spanish Army, which formed the basis...
Q: Where do I find out information about raw gold being tested for purity, refined, and getting paid cash for it?
The state of Washington is not especially known for placer gold, yet significant amounts have been recovered in a few districts. These deposits are usually downstream from lode mining areas, some of which are in British Columbia.
I saw gold this summer. The kind of gold that I haven’t seen since ‘81. The kind of gold that rattles in the pan. The kind of gold that would start a stampede—even in 1898.
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