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.
What is the best type of mat to use in a high banker set up?
• Trash full of cash
• Auditors audit the auditors
• I smell bacon
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
When prospecting for lithium, after confirming for macro attributes through research and field work, including examination of surface geology, the main tool is an accurate lithium assay.
What about all that noise coming from the ground? What is a prospector supposed to do about that?
Compared to California, Arizona has virtually no oil seeps. But, the great Permian Basin of West Texas has virtually none either. Arizona has something that neither California nor Texas have, and that is public lands that are open for leasing. The northern half of Arizona has more seeps and is thus of greater interest, but it would be foolish to disregard the southern half because giant oil and natural gas fields could underlie some of the broad desert valleys.
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