Quick Thinking & Rescue Devices Save Two Lives
June 2000 by Associated PressMSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) reports that a pair of miners used oxygen-supplying self-rescue devices to save two of their co-workers who were in danger of suffocation at the Ohio Valley Coal Company's Powhatan No.6 mine near St. Clairsville, Ohio.
I have been detecting the area on and off since I discovered it. Every time I bought a new detector it was the first place I went to.
I found I could not go prospecting in areas where I did not have a mining claim and the Forest Service thought my mere presence was a danger to the forest.
For the first time, the Sacagawea Golden Dollar changed hands, intermingling with scuffed quarters and nickels, setting itself apart with its golden hue.
Right away I got a target, and it ended up being gold from a nice little bench. With only an hour left of daylight, I continued heading upstream and found five more tiny pieces of gold with my VLF…
Reservers and resources are very important to prospectors and miners, but they may be vague terms to some.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
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