Surging Gold Prices Burn a Few Unlucky Mining Firms
November 1999 by Associated PressThe extraordinary rebound in gold prices is claiming some unlikely victims—a few of the gold mining companies themselves.
• Oregon passes SB 838
• Meanwhile, in California
The Idaho Supreme Court agreed on November 30 to reconsider its controversial split decision to award the federal government the rights to all unappropriated Salmon River water flowing through three central Idaho wilderness areas.
While much attention in northern Alberta has been focused on the rapidly growing “oil sands,” another story of particular interest to the mining community has been taking shape virtually unnoticed in the same region.
• The good, the bad, and the ugly
• California and Oregon dredge permits
Four men believed to be responsible for a September heist of about $1.3 million in precious gems and gold from a mining museum in the Sierra Nevada foothills have been arrested, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said.
Q: I’m a fairly new dredger. I was told that the black sands contain fine gold that is tough to see and recover, so I have been saving the black sands when I do my clean up. What method should I use to get the gold out?
Q: What's the difference between a header box and a crash box?
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