December 2009 by Don RobinsonShirttail was worked heavily in the old mining years, but they didn’t clean it out. Present day prospectors and dredgers have done well, especially as Shirttail gets closer to the North Fork of the American.
...we are witnessing the onset of a major transformation of the underlying economic/political structure, perhaps headed toward government controls beyond any previous American experience.
Two miners were killed in an accident partly because someone wedged a broom handle against a reset button to bypass an alarm that would have shut down the system, federal safety investigators said.
The technique I will describe is a much safer alternative and it works. It’s a fine-gold panning technique that eliminates the need for mercury amalgamation of most placer samples.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The excitement over IOCG deposits began with the discovery of a monster deposit at Olympic Dam in Australia in 1976. The discovery was accidental as the operator was searching for strata-bound copper deposits.
Strange, isn’t it, how our vocabulary has been expanding of late. Up until late 2001, the term “Twin Towers” meant either the combination of the Federal Budgetary Deficit and the National Debt or the two outstanding forwards of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. Suddenly, the only relevant meaning was the two destroyed buildings in New York City. By mid-2002, most of us who hadn’t given Afghanistan a second thought became familiar with names of towns and regions in that country.
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