The Baja Gold Rush of 1889
December 2004 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDSmall amounts of placer gold can be found in many parts of Baja California, Mexico. The 700 mile long peninsula is mostly a desert region with many strange and unusual plants. There is also a central mountainous spine that is forested and reaches elevations as high as 10,155 feet.
Seven legendary figures of American mining will be enshrined in the National Mining Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Saturday, September 7, 2002, at The Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Don’t bother eyeballing that rock for silver! Even if it’s high grade you’ll not see the familiar dime or quarter coin color. Native silver is almost as rare as brass ore. Well, if it’s so hard to find, is silver worth looking for? You bet! Just check the latest prices—and they may go higher.
People always ask me what is so important about locating contact zones. The answer to that: Gold.
Jerry Freeman became an instant celebrity in January by announcing the discovery of a 149-year-old trunk belonging to a band of Gold Rush settlers he's obsessively researched for more than a decade.
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