The Klamath Mountains
September 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDOver 7 million ounces of gold have been produced in the Klamath Mountains of northwestern California, 64% of which has been from placers.
Some ask if a prospector can collect an entire ounce in a day. It is possible; I’ve done it before.
When you think of gold mining, you probably don’t consider Alabama to be the place to find your treasure. However, in the early 1800s, jobs were few, and the smell of gold drew men into the search. History records 13 districts in which mining was done at all stages—from pick and shovel, to an area like Hog Mountain.
This article is about the Red Point Mine, which was a buried intervolcanic channel and a very rich one.
...the federal agency is intrigued by a plan that might result in cleaning up the area without cost to taxpayers.
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Unlike producing mines, exploration companies and claim holders owning non-producing claims are not reaping a windfall of increased profits from the recent high prices for precious metals and other raw materials.
Since the New Deal of the 1930s, government has grown increasingly proficient at squeezing—not extra profits—but individual freedoms from the very people they are empowered to protect. By first taking our money in the form of taxes, the government then offers to return some of it, but only if it is used for the purposes dictated by the government.
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