Tales of California Gold Discoveries 1st in a Series—Yankee Jim's
September 2005 by Lewis SwindleMost everyone has heard the term “gold is where you find it’” and probably have read how James Marshall, in 1848, while inspecting the mill-race ditch that had been dug to supply water for the saws at the sawmill that he was building for John Sutter, ended up finding the first pieces of gold within the ditch along the South Fork of the American River...
Keep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.
Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part III Understanding Plate Tectonics, Volcanism and Mountain Building
The formation of gold, silver and many other types of deposits depends on a natural segregation of the elements from the earth, so that gold or silver (and other minerals) becomes enriched enough to form a valuable ore.
• Forest Service to revisit 228 regulations
• WOTUS Executive Order suspended
New Interim Rules may be coming soon in the state of Washington.
...we cannot help but wonder exactly how nation after nation, already massively in debt and presently burdened with monumental operating deficits, is going to come up with such largesse. We also wonder exactly how going ever-more deeply into debt is going to resolve a debt crisis.
• Take the money and run...
• Blame it on the kid
• A cheap dinner date...
• For the couple who has everything...
The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colorado, is calling for poems reflective of the mining experience for its Fifth Annual Miner’s Poetry Jamboree.
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