The Big Gold Strike
September 2008 by Tom LeftwichJack had been taking a break while Roy was dredging and it was time for Jack to take over. He grabbed his hookah and weight belt, slipped underwater and headed for Roy’s location.
Narrowing down a closure date will allow you to check the commodity price during that time and possibly confirm that a low price, rather than a lack of ore, was the driving force that closed the operation.
This past four weeks saw a major shift in the scope of financial headlines. Where recent months have focused almost entirely on the “subprime” crisis and resultant credit problems, the US Dollar itself became the center of attention last month as it entered a period of severe decline against the Euro, Australian Dollar, British Pound, Swiss Franc and Canadian Dollar.
The tiny, unincorporated town of Ash Fork blazed into the national spotlight with the announcement that 1,000 pounds of explosives were stolen from a nearby mine.
Every year for the past several years I have taken a prospecting trip to Sierra City, California, to dredge on a friend’s claim. Sierra City is a historic gold rush town of a little more than 200 persons. Known mostly for its rich lode mines, it also had...
A state House committee supported legislation sponsored by Rep. Dick Harwood that would allow state mining leases for tailings and dumps, which Idaho law currently prohibits.
• Cruising into court
• Where did it all go?
• Big Brother is watching...your odometer?
• Apartment cleaning pays well
Reservers and resources are very important to prospectors and miners, but they may be vague terms to some.
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