Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre: The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Pt I
October 2007 by Steve WilsonDiscovering new mines is often associated with reexamining old ones, as several prominent new discoveries will attest in northern Mexico. MAG Silver Corp. is exploring three historic districts.
We have found strong support from legislators in both the House and Senate for several proposed bills that will provide Mining Districts with a greater role in the decisions that affect access to mining claims, oversight and regulations.
We're done watching as an unelected and unchecked bureaucracy, with rule-making authority, enforcement powers, and seemingly bottomless budgets abuses citizens at will.
In the 1800s, rich silver and gold mines along the eastern Sierras were supplied from Los Angeles by a wagon road with an important stage stop at Freeman Junction. Wagons carrying the gold and silver back from the mines to Los Angeles followed the same wagon road. A cottage industry of robbery arose where numerous individuals made a living holding up these wagons and making off into the hills with the loot.
One of the largest conundrums we would point out is the matter of rising interest rates starting to take place in several nations.
We asked several writers and professionals to recommend their favorite books or publications that they thought would benefit prospectors and miners. Each recommendation is followed by a rating of beginner, intermediate, or advanced prospector or miner, or a rating of “general” (for all levels).
The hard-learned lessons, humor, tragedies and issues of work in mining have long been the subject of poetry, stories, songs and visual art by mineworkers and their families.
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