Prospectores Unite in Washington State
April 2004 by StaffWest coast prospectors and dredgers gathered for an informal meeting following the Washington Prospectors Mining Association tradeshow in late February to discuss common problems and solutions inherent to the group.
Whatever else one will be able to say in later months about the year 2002, we can already state that there is no shortage of interesting and important news developments.
A treasure-seeking young man whose name will forever remain anonymous made the months-long journey either over land or by sailing ship to California after word spread about the gold strike in 1849.
In 1717, Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the British Mint, established a fixed price for gold that was equivalent to around US$20.00 per ounce. This price was for bullion gold, refined to a purity of twenty-two karats (.917 fine).
In Chicken I had my first experience with the famous Alaska blue clay, sometimes called the blue layer. The blue layer is where the best fine gold was to be found.
The beautiful province of Quebec, known in French as “La Belle Province,” is not only famous for its scenic attractions and world-renowned cities such as Montreal and Quebec City, but also as being one of the most attractive places for mining...
• New Zealanders know how to spend taxpayer money, too
• The anti-terrorism television
• Diverting federal funds...
• Finally! Your tax dollars truly at work for you
• Lock ‘em up and throw away the keys
• Snow White and the 9 Justices?
• Child support wasn’t her “Primary” concern...
• Burglar makes a clean getaway
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