The Carter and Reynolds Gold Mines: Is There a Yet Unknown, but Mineable Gold Deposit Here?
December 2004 by Sam E. Phifer, P.G.The Carter and Reynolds gold mines were two of the earliest gold deposits to be exploited following the first discovery of gold in North Carolina in 1799, at the Reed gold mine. Both of these mines were worked to a limited degree between 1800 and 1900. The Carter mine is located approximately 3.0 miles east of Troy, North Carolina...
A few quick calculations show that approximately 11 tons of gold are lost each year just in the manufacture of new cell phones.
I found I could not go prospecting in areas where I did not have a mining claim and the Forest Service thought my mere presence was a danger to the forest.
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In some areas these channels were thousands of feet wide, and just figuring out where you are in some of these diggings is a challenge.
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Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Bawl Mill • Gold Diver's Closes Its Doors • Geologist's Search for PGMs Leads to Mining Venture • Diamonds in the Rough in Montana • The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part I—The Geology of Coarse Gold Formation • Using Microbes for Mining • Michigan House Committee Approves Sulfide Mining Regulations • Surging Gold Prices Add Luster to Nevada's No. 2 Industry • Ruby Hill Gold Mine to Reopen in Eureka • The Skaergaard Intrusion • Melman on Gold & Silver • BLM Launches Mining Claim Records Viewer • Newmont Welcomes Release of Executives • The Baja Gold Rush of 1889 • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back