The Forgotten Specimen—Part II
July 2009 by Jonathan PorterThe walk back was full of trepidation and excitement, but the best part was the thrill I got from seeing the sense of discovery going on with Frieda as I introduced her to the locale.
Back in the early 1800s, there was a gold mine being dug in a mining community called Garden Valley. Garden Valley is located northeast of Sacramento, between Georgetown and Coloma. They called it Garden Valley because there were some miners who thought there might be more money in growing and selling vegetables than in mining for gold.
Five years after depressed copper prices forced the Robinson mine to shut down, the first truckload of concentrate pulled out in what its new owner sees as a renewal of the facility and Ely-area residents hope is a rebirth of the region.
Newmont and Barrick are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to high electricity prices.
I’d like to offer some practical comments about staking and maintaining mining claims. Owning your own claim is the dream of many prospectors. I’ve made good money off my mining claims, both from the minerals I have found on them as well as from leasing out some of my claims to larger mining and exploration companies.
Most oilfields are found in anticlinal faults, or stratigraphic traps. Oil floats on water, so that it will rise to the highest point possible, above the water. If the porous or fractured sandstone or limestone that contains the oil is overlain by impervious shale, the oil can no longer rise. If the porous bed is arched upward...
A couple of years ago Smokey Joe (Joe Parsons) and I partnered up on a placer claim on Perry Creek in southeastern British Columbia. This is one of the old gold creeks from the early days.
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