Pullin' the Pin
November 1999 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayI first saw Pioche, Nevada while hitch-hiking into town in an old Ford with three good tires and one wheel hammered to an ugly steel disc on fifty miles of blacktop.
The Preble’s meadow jumping mouse, once seen as a costly impediment to development, is now viewed by the government as a critter that never really existed—and is no longer in need of federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Fran, and I had made a practice of turning big boulders in gold producing areas to find some great rewards. Sometimes it was slow and frustrating, but in the end “We got the gold!”
The Nevada Historical Society's
"This Was Nevada Series"
• Endangered Species Act update
• California Fish & Game tries yet another route to stop gold dredgers
• New, damning revelations about Biden nominee to head BLM
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The Bawl Mill • USPS Delays ICMJ Delivery at Oakland, CA Processing Center • Another Gold Heist Reported at Nome • No Need to Rewrite Mining Regs, NAS Study Confirms • BLM Filing Requirements for Small Miners' Waiver • Asarco Accepts Phelps Dodge Buyout • Once Lonely, Mojave Desert Phone Now World's Companion • Judge Blocks Road Protest • Company to Sue Over Stymied Gold Mine • No Mining / Logging on 40 Million Acres • Catastrophism vs. Uniformitarianism • 1st Annual Placer County Open Gold Panning Championships—1999 • Picks & Pans: The Ten-Pennyweight Nugget • Mining in Sonora, Mexico • Land of Golden Dreams—California in the Gold Rush Decade • Cerro Colorado Silver, Arizona • Progressive Privy Program Proved Popular • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Surging Gold Prices Burn a Few Unlucky Mining Firms • Looking Back