Sunshine Mine Video Brings Back Painful Memories
October 2002 by Associated PressWhen a federal employee decided to make a safety video for miners, she didn’t expect to reopen 30-year-old wounds from one of the nation’s worst mining disasters. But a roomful of tough men had watery eyes as they watched the film “You Are My Sunshine,” which recounted the Sunshine Mine disaster of 1972 that claimed 91 lives.
How to find gold with a metal detector: The technology certainly has improved quite a bit over the years, so when these owners are testing various types of gold on their machines and they find that some gold responds poorly or not at all...
One of the greatest and richest underground placer mines of California was the Hidden Treasure Mine of Placer County.
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One of the largest gold nuggets ever found with a VLF metal detector: I got a huge signal, and I was thinking it was just another piece of junk—perhaps an old can or piece of a shovel.
We’re all familiar with the saying, “What goes up must come down,” but last month the markets took the opposite tack and the mantra became, “What went down must come up” as strong rallies moved the Dow, NASDAQ and even our world of gold higher.
Let’s assume you are an aspiring or amateur prospector and start this article with a question: What is the single most important piece of prospecting equipment that you should carry at all times in your car, truck or RV?
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