The Centennial Lode and the Centennial Ridge District, Wyoming
October 2000 by W. Dan HauselIn 1874, placer gold was discovered in the Middle Fork of the Little Laramie River south of the present site of Centennial village. The source of the gold was traced upslope to a nearby ridge in the following year.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, once a staunch supporter of mining and a voice of reason when dealing with public lands issues, seems to have changed his tune.
An example of some of this extraordinary ore was a lot of about four tons from the Florence mine during the last days of a lease that averaged over 300 ounces of gold per ton.
Major environmental organizations such as the Nature Conservancy are working closely with the federal government to buy large tracts of private land, frequently at the expense of private property owners’ rights.
• A skeleton in the closet
• Taxpayers are buying beds
• America's pastime
To the writer's knowledge, this was the first discovery of silver and lead in North Carolina and perhaps one of the first official discoveries of silver east of the Mississippi River.
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