Suction Dredge Study
November 2008 by Jerry HobbsFor many years, the small miners and in particular the suction dredge miners have complained about the lack of unbiased sound science available to refute the garbage science that is being used by government agencies to regulate us to near extinction.
My hunch was that the gold is coming down the apron, falling off to both sides and into both gulches. I say that because the gold we found previously has the same characteristics and color across the entire area.
Well, the events of last month have completely diverted attention away from prior problems such as tensions in Iran, arms build-ups in China and Russia, socialist experimentation in Venezuela and Bolivia, peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians, and instead have placed the focus of the world squarely on a rapidly growing array of financial dislocations.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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China is an enormous country, behind only Russia, the United States (incl. Alaska), and Canada in size. It has a teeming population of 1.3 billion, far ahead of any other nation. Most of the population is jammed into the eastern half of China, with the western half being only sparsely inhabited. There are 5 western provinces...
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