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.
Heclas’s underground Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho is scheduled to reopen following a series of accidents, which included the death of two miners.
• Sterling Mining Company
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Fronteer Development Group
• US Gold Corp.
• NovaGold Resources
Tantalum is a refractory metal which is non-toxic, ductile; easily fabricated, has a high melting point, is highly resistant to corrosion and is a good conductor of heat and electricity. It has the unique ability to transmit an alternating current in only one direction.
• Reopening closed areas
Where can you find 80-degree weather, 76-degree water, 30-50 foot visibility, all the seafood you can eat, beautiful friendly people—and placer gold?!
Q: What amount of silver is considered the best find ever?
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