Silver Hill, North Carolina
November 2000 by Sam E. Phifer, P.G.To the writer's knowledge, this was the first discovery of silver and lead in North Carolina and perhaps one of the first official discoveries of silver east of the Mississippi River.
Q: I live near the Gold Basin area of Arizona. What detector will go deep and be easier to use for small gold? I need some help.
It is the eighth largest brown diamond to be found and certified by park staff.
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The Colorado Mining Association is asking the US Supreme Court to review a 2001 rule that largely barred new roads on 58 million acres of roadless areas in national forests.
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I decided to focus my attention on some exposed bedrock that was along a little stream only about 100 yards from our cabins. My very first pan full of gravel showed several nice small flakes that were just big enough to be picked up with my fingers. That first pan showed that indeed there was some very nice gold to be had here...
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