The Eagle and High Peak Mines of Julian, California
September 2002 by Richard H. Peterson, PhDAt an altitude of over 4,000 feet, in the mountainous terrain of eastern San Diego County, lies the once productive Julian Mining District. Beginning with placer prospecting in 1869, this area moved rapidly into underground quartz or vein mining for gold.
For more than 40 years, iron ore prices have been decided by private negotiations conducted between the largest of the iron miners and the largest steel producers. These two sides dominate both the spot and contract iron ore markets.
The gold at the Ruby Hill Mine is microscopic, specks of specks that amount to a few ounces in every 100 tons of rock. It is embedded hundreds of feet beneath the rocky floor of the high desert, tawny and stubbled with sagebrush, toothy ridges dusted with snow.
• California Dept. of Fish & Game Stops Issuing Special Dredge Permits
• Clinton Advisor Defends Roadless Plan Process
• Forest Service to Seek Wilderness Status for Much of Chugach
Not only is the Greenback steadily weakening, but calls for the abandonment of the US Dollar as the world’s reserve currency are growing more frequent and more strident.
How does one determine who owns a mining claim?
While mapping, I also found rock chips in the soil that were characteristic of the same wall rock alteration that occurs adjacent to the known lodes in the greenstone belt.
The Bawl Mill • What's In A Name? • Our Readers Say • BLM Swindles War Hero Out of Gold Mine • Paleoplacers in the Black Hills • The River Runs Through It • DEF Has Another Successful Year • Fellow Miner, Left for Dead, Needs Our Help • PGMs in California • Picks & Pans: The Professional Nuggetshooter • Company Notes • Gold in the First Pan • Looking Back • Cedros Island, Mexico • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices