Siskiyou National Forest Update
July 2002 by Tom KitcharFor the past two years, miners in southwest Oregon have been bombarded by one attack on mining after another.
Where to process high grade gold ore containing sulfides?
This year’s rally worked extremely well with over twenty exhibitors and four seminars on various aspects of mining running throughout, as well as active river demonstrations of equipment. The hands-on approach, allowing people to try the suction dredges and power sluices, recovered well-distributed fine gold.
Representative Paul Shepherd stopped by, and Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik dove with one of the dredgers so he could see for himself that no harm was being done to fish or their habitat.
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For gold advocates, the theme this past month could have been Life should be beautiful! After all, just consider some of the events of the past month.
Apart from the hard rock mines, there are abundant gold-bearing placers, especially in the areas in and around Oriental Wash.
Once all of the pros and cons are considered, many miners and prospectors have discovered the so-called “Limited Liability Company” is the most profitable operating entity for their venture.
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