The Bawl Mill
June 2006 by Staff• “Mom” and “dad” expelled from school?
• Foxes in the henhouse
• In good company
• Taxpayers torpedoed
The most obvious benches are usually near the valley floor, but they can be thousands of feet above the valley floor. Since benches were made by streams, they can contain placer deposits.
Heading north into Tuolumne County on California’s Highway 49—the “Golden Highway”—from Mariposa County, you see few traces of the gold rush days because the largest mining town of the period is now covered by Don Pedro Reservoir. If you slow down and take a careful look, along the shores of the lake are numerous streaks of tailings that mark the mines of the old town of Jacksonville.
• Big win by a California suction gold dredger
• Administration locks up another popular gold mining area
• BLM creates de facto wilderness without Congressional approval
Mining restrictions will be lifted on about 1 million acres of federal land in southwest Alaska, officials have announced.
• "Kiss your property rights goodbye...
Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part VI Geology of Placer Gold Deposits • Mining is Booming in Northern Ontario • For a Few Specks of Gold • The Livengood-Tolovana Mining District • Miners Rescued After Two Weeks • Mining Firms Uneasy Over Bolivia • Wyoming's Billion Dollar Nugget • China to Set Up Strategic Reserves • Mongolia Tax May Chase Off Investment • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices