Tales of Liberty Gold
October 2000 by Ken MartinThe town of Liberty is located in the Cascade foothills about 13 miles south of Blewell Pass and northeast of Cle Elum, Washington. Near the confluence of Swauk and Williams Creeks, a road turns east from Highway 97 to the town site. Since the first discovery of gold, placer and lode deposits around Liberty...
Excerpts from CMJ, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The one he’s rolling around in his fingers is nice—5.23 carats, nearly the size of a marble, pure and white. But the diamond that Alphonse Ngoyi Kasanji is talking about is the big one—the one that got taken away.
Even though they have put down thousands of dollars, the buyers often stop paying on their claims part way through the process after they realize they’ve been duped, but the company just sells it again to another buyer.
I have made my living gold dredging for the past 25 years, and I am often asked how someone should choose their first, or next dredge. There are many considerations, and I hope to save you time and aggravation by sharing with you what I have learned.
• How to end the deficit today
• Money that nobody wants
• Abandon ship!
The Bawl Mill • A Word from the Editor • Under the Guise of Environmental Protection—EPA Revealed • The Centennial Lode and the Centennial Ridge District, Wyoming • Company Notes • Picks & Pans—In Search of Nome Creek Gold • Massive Sulfide Deposits in Oregon • Recreational Dredging on the South Yuba River • The Trapiches of Chile • Drywashing Alluvial Placers • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices