The Bawl Mill
July 2003 by Staff• Don't go near the water...
• Accused drug smuggler can sue the US government
• This won't look good on a resume...
• Nature Conservancy caught with hand in the cookie jar
One hundred eighty-six panners went through a wild and woolly two days (August 30 & 31 in Foresthill, Calif.) to determine who had the bragging rights of being the best—at least for one year!
• More roadblocks in southern California
• Greater Sage-grouse withdrawals
Those who declared that our world would be forever changed after the events of September 11 certainly appear to have been right. Not only is the evening news filled with the events of the anti-terrorist war, but even our vocabulary has changed—along with our geographic knowledge. People who did not know Afghanistan from East Timor—and who could have cared less—can now recite at will facts about Kabul, Islamabad, Jalalabad and Uzbekistan.
What to do with black sands
Quiz yourself about the stream in figure 5. Based on your previous knowledge of where gold is found in a stream and in this article, where do you think you will find the most gold?
On my weekends off I spent many hours dredging the Second Broad River from Cane Creek Road up to the headwaters. I used a three-inch dredge with air and graduated to a five-inch with air.
In order to give the reader a better appreciation of some alternative valuable minerals that can be found by the average prospector, we visited Bob Thompson’s Opal Mountain Mine located in Spencer, Idaho.
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