The Ancient History of Gold
December 2002 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDMan was aware of the presence of gold over 7,000 years ago, and it probably did not take him long to find out that gold was malleable and resistant to corrosion. He no doubt learned, at an early date, that objects could be fashioned from gold.
At the Gold Quarry open-pit mine, a massive electric shovel scoops 40 tons of earth in a single bite and dumps it into a 325,000-pound truck the size of a two-story house.
President George W. Bush lifted the executive moratorium on oil drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), which was first established by his father, President George H.W. Bush, in 1990. The current president has argued that the United States should be “drilling for more oil here in America to take the pressure off of gasoline prices.”
There are some miners who are under the impression that an organized Mining District will immediately get the regulatory agencies off their backs so they can start digging or dredging again.
For centuries gold has been a symbol of wealth for both individuals and nations. Because of its chemical and physical resistance it has been widely sought after by early explorers whose only motive was to find new sources of gold.
The one legal entity that can change the game and provide a path and template to protect landowners and public land users across the United States is the miner.
I had been waiting my turn somewhat patiently to spend an afternoon at Terry Stapp’s workshop in San Bernardino, California, to build a remote throttle for my dredge engine.
• California Senator proposes locking up 2.5 million acres with "Wildnerness" designation
• Battle over the rights of people versus fish continues in the Klamath Basin
• Sound science or "fairy tales"
The Bawl Mill • Original Sixteen-to-One Mine Fights On • Solar-Powered Placer Sampling Equipment • Working the Belmont Mine—1953 (Part 3—Conclusion) • Company Notes • Picks & Pans: Gold and Bears • Gold in North Dakota • The North Star Mine • Dectecting Alaskan Gold Nuggets • Columbians Continue Search for Emeralds • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver