The Grubstake Gulch Placers, Alaska
January 2006 by Ron WendtI’m not sure if it was the cold, clear, pure drinking waters of Grubstake Gulch and Willow Creek that have drawn me over the years, or the flat nuggets of gold I have dug out now and then. Since about 1973, I’ve extensively prospected up...
Although the potential for fortunes to be made from the commercial mining of this rich glacial gravel conceivably exists, so far no large mining company has shown any serious interest in it.
"Original Sixteen to One Mine, Inc., has emerged from a deep dark abyss created by an agency's bias interpretation of the law. We have made it known that those who make, pass and/or reject the law have generated travesties against our hard working underground gold miners."
The discovery of gold in the Klondike in August 1896 brought a rush that became a bonanza for a few, and hardship and disaster for many. The remoteness of the discovery site, and the extremely harsh climate made the effort to recover gold foolhardy for all but the most prepared.
Last month we took a look at the origins of coarse gold nuggets and the results of some new science about how they form. This new information pointed out that many nuggets once thought to be of secondary origin are formed under hot conditions...
Fundamental information on gold and silver turned more to the bullish side this past month, and we can point to three particular items as the basis for that conclusion.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
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