The Jenkins Mine Project Pt II: Terrain and Map Study
September 2010 by David ShackletonI studied prominent terrain features and debris fields, located and followed high water lines and marked the newest flood lines left behind by the intense April storms.
As I laid in my Jeep and tried to get some rest, I began to realize how tired I was. I felt like a little kid who walked around Disneyland for 12 hours with his parents.
Seldom in the 22 years we have been writing in this space have we ever seen a parade of such important events pass along the world’s newswires and print media.
The four inductees are Earl H. Beistline (1916-Present), R. A. F. Penrose (1863-931), Robert M. Reininger (1912-2006), and John Stanton (1830-1906).
I remember in the couple of years after that 1997 flood, prospectors around California did very well, taking ounces of gold from places that had not yielded any gold for years before that.
It’s really a kick to watch a boulder weighing several tons moving out of your dredge hole and onto the cobble pile being pulled by a cable attached to your portable winch.
Much of the past 12 months, both in America and around the world, has been devoted to discussions of Keynesianism versus the Austrian School of economics; of the value versus risks of “Quantitative Easing,” of free markets versus government-dominated markets; and of the right of government to accede to unlimited demands on her resources, no matter the cost.
Although there are many mining ghost towns in California, it is rare to find the ruins of one that was abandoned 140 years ago and then subsequently buried by hydraulic mining debris.
Legislative and Regulatory Update • Hardrock Mining Accidents Claim Four Lives • Prospecting Old Tertiary Channels • Search Called Off for Missing Treasure Hunters • Glacial Gold in the Midwest • Hardrock Prospecting in El Dorado County, California • Gold & Silver of the Comstock Lode • Melman on Gold & Silver • Forest Service Pays Miners $245K for Unlawful Destruction of Mine