Red Lake, Ontario
March 2004 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe mining and logging community of Red Lake, Ontario, population 5,000, is about 450 miles, as the crow flies, north of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A federal judge convicted Oregon miner Clifford Tracy of illegal mining while digging for gold on US Forest Service land.
A new preventative maintenance program utilizing environmentally friendly Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) is becoming a reality in major mining operations today.
Just recently, the miners hit another big pocket, this time with nearly 1,000 ounces of gold. Some of the rich specimens were as big as a fist and others were in the form of smaller pieces.
A Spokane mining company says it plans to develop a silver and copper mine in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area on the Idaho-Montana border.
In June 1997, a story I wrote was printed in the Journal titled, “His Name Was John.” Occasionally Grandfather John jotted down notes about his life in America and in the mines. He planned to give these mementos to his sons. The only time he wrote home was to let his wife know when he was booking a trip back to Italy. He sent whatever money he could from his pay in the Argonaut and Kennedy mines in Jackson, California. Mailing letters was expensive, as was everything else.
When everything is still dry, one of my favorite methods of prospecting is using a straw to blow out small cracks and crevices that dot the exposed bedrock along a stream.
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