The Bawl Mill
March 2001 by Scott Harn• Thieves bag a golden frog in museum heist...or do they?
• Aquarium workers ate protected sea turtle...
• Woman entitled to sue over being called "Monica Lewinsky"
• An Affair to Remember...
Well, as they say, "there's a time for everything and everything has it's time"—or something like that!
Suction gold dredging at Real Del Castillo, a remote and seldom visited old gold mining camp less than fifty miles north and east of Ensenada, Mexico.
The Resolution copper mine is near Superior, Arizona (population 3,500), along the west side of the Pinal Mountains in central Arizona, 64 miles east of downtown Phoenix. The region receives about 16 inches of rain per year, enough to support chaparral vegetation.
Upon first entering this district in the early 70s, the trip into the Petersville area by vehicle was risky at best, especially during rainy periods in summer. The road has been improved somewhat since then, but not much.
Today, a Canadian company is reviving the mine to take advantage of silver prices that have tripled since 2009, giving the few dozen residents still living in the area more action than they’ve seen in decades.
“Why is so much public land closed off to the recreational miner?”
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