The Fern Mine
July 2004 by Ron WendtSharp, jagged mountains shot up around me as I slowly bumped my way, in my old Chevy pickup, up the boulder strewn mining road to the Fern Mine. The Fern Mine is situated on the west side of Archangel Creek, where several other hard rock mines once operated.
With the recent surge of interest in gold projects, it’s about time to revisit a subject that strikes fear into the hearts of small-scale miners: Permits.
• What's that smell?
• Third time is not a charm...
• As old as the hills...really
• "Governor Sure"
• $500,000 + a trip to Greece + one renovation = how many teaching jobs?
…money creation by central banks… could even accelerate further as governments desperately seek to stimulate some sort of powerful economic growth. Historically, rapid money creation rates have been positive for gold and silver.
Sometimes it takes a hard head to go beneath a hardhat. Digging for gold isn’t the easiest way to make a living, yet it’s an honorable profession, dealing a lot with nature.
Our December issue is when we take a look backward at the year nearing completion, and this year is no exception. When we do look backward over the past eleven months, all we can say is, “What a year this has been!” And that isn’t meant in a positive...
...I got the faintest of rises in the threshold. It was hardly a signal at all, and I thought it was one of the many, deep, hot rocks in the area.
...a substantial number of news headlines reflected the growing realization that much of the “green shoots” optimism of the past few months was premature.
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