The Bawl Mill
June 2000 by Staff• USPS—What's YOUR priority?
• A true "grassroots" campaign
• "Waste" not, want not...
• Clinton's National Forest plan goes up in smoke...
Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper might well have been correct about the “Santa Fe de Rodríquez” being the name of what is now called Guaynopa. However, an Indian named Agustín de la Cruz, who was associated with Cristóbal Rodríquez, is credited with discovering the mine in 1741. It is probable that the Spanish settlement had indeed been found because of its rather extensive ruins.
Feeling through the mud, I felt the weight and shape of what could only be gold. Throwing my hand in the water revealed a sixteen-gram nugget oozing with character.
In May 2017, the district participated in a meeting with representatives from several state and federal agencies where they educated agency officials about the authority of Mining Districts, Mining Law and miner’s rights.
Of all the difficult gold placer sites to evaluate, none can compare with trying to dig to bedrock through twenty or thirty feet of soaked overburden through which water is slowly seeping downgrade.
Each year this annual event is staged to determine just who is the best of the best, and each year this event becomes larger. This time one hundred ninety contestants decided to prove just how good they were.
Our Readers Say • Guest Editorial—Unreasonable Interpretations • Ruling Awards Giant Nugget to Finder • Letter to the Editor • Traditional Adversaries Reach Agreement • The Gold Belts of Georgia • Company Notes • Placer Testing with Large Samples • Gondwana Gold Gravels • Quick Thinking & Rescue Devices Save Two Lives • Picks & Pans: The Discovery Gulch Diggings • Prospector Finds Cache of Emeralds in North Carolina • My Old Carbide Lamp • Melman on Gold & Silver • Hands & Pans on the South Yuba River • Permafrost Tunnel Shows Cross-sections of Past • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices