The Green Land-Grabbers: It's Not Just the Feds Who Are After Your Land
January 2002 by Bonner Cohen, PhDMajor environmental organizations such as the Nature Conservancy are working closely with the federal government to buy large tracts of private land, frequently at the expense of private property owners’ rights.
I returned to the WSPA claim. Still smug from my previous success, I was thinking I could not fail. However, the gold gods had other plans.
Stillwater Mining Company previously warned of possible layoffs after General Motors Co. canceled a major contract, but higher platinum and palladium prices have made up for the lost business.
These days they employ the use of metal detectors and carefully scan the shattered rocks, hoping to hear that sound we detectorists love to hear.
Original Sixteen to One Mine Inc., the second oldest United States publicly traded gold mining company, became a Golden Partner of the California Sesquicentennial last month.
I thought I’d try something totally different—a large area of small material tailings. After about an hour of digging and test panning we both had more gold than all the other digs combined.
The mine site consists of river gravels from an ancient channel covering over 20 acres, and the place is covered with very large river rock and small tree overgrowth.
The old timers typically washed these areas down to bedrock, and some areas appear terraced. I would imagine this is because these hydraulic mines were generally where the miners found old Tertiary river channels on the sides of mountains that were gold-bearing.
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