Ruby Hill Gold Mine to Reopen in Eureka
December 2004 by Associated PressBarrick Gold Corp. is moving forward with the reopening of the Ruby Hill gold mine at Eureka, Nevada, and intends to begin work next month on a new power plant in western Nevada.
Steve and I decided to try our luck on the North Fork doing a little highbanking, or motor sluicing as the liberals would call it.
I wandered back across the river, wading through the rapids and slipping at least three more times. I couldn’t believe how slick these rocks were! Once on the other side, I sat down for a few moments to review my plan of attack and lick my wounds.
After a long winter, gold flakes swirling around in black sand at the bottom of my pan was a welcome sight.
“Metal detecting is not a social function.” So said a good friend of mine. And it’s true. But that’s not to say the benefits of having a prospecting partner don’t outweigh those of being alone.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
It’s been no secret that the prices of gold and silver have been moving upward at a fast clip in recent months. Gold has soared 27 percent so far this year. There has not been a significant drop-off in production, so it’s been evident that an increase in demand has been a part of the force driving the price upward.
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