The Carissa Gold Mine, South Pass, Wyoming—A Sleeper?
July 1999 by W. Dan HauselThe Carissa is part of a patented group of claims (private property) near South Pass City in the southern Wind River Mountains of western Wyoming. The mine lies a short distance southeast of State Highway 28 which runs north to Lander and provides excellent access to the area.
Pearson called the trip, “The most productive so far. We are courting over a dozen potential sponsors now. We had some members call us back for additional meetings and several of these lasted over an hour.”
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
The hair stood up on the back of my neck when I saw this, especially the nice patches of wash in the bottoms of the gullies, a sure sign of an auriferous source being nearby.
We all know that it was never Congress’ intent to regulate gold panners and other individual mine operators through MSHA. In fact, I believe the concept of owner-operated mines with no employees was so strange a concept to the lawmakers that they never even thought there would be a need for such an exemption.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
We have been playing defense for 100% of the game, and now we are finally playing some offense.
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
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