August 2000 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe town of Quartzsite, with a permanent population of about 2,000, was founded as a stage stop in 1866. It is situated on the broad La Posa Plain, a north-trending desert valley, at an elevation of 875 feet.
North American mining companies are hunkering down to ride out a global economic slowdown; looking to rein in spending and perhaps delay some projects and exploration.
…the process remains much the same: Drill holes, load explosives, close up the holes, blast and muck out the resulting broken rock.
We spent the winter and spring months obtaining all of the prospecting and camping gear that would be needed to sustain the five of us for 14 days on the river.
• GAO opinion contradicts Norton-Leavitt road deal
• Cubin wages battle over public lands decisions
• Washington State rivers are open, work continues
• Recent FWS habitat, endangered or threatened proposals
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Q: About 158,000 tons of ore is estimated to remain on the property. Worth further investigation?
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