The Lucky Shot Mine
February 2005 by Ron WendtI hobbled around on the broken up, sorted rock pile. Watching where I stepped, I kept my eye open for quartz with a gray-blue color imbedded throughout the samples I picked up.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
The metal is expensive, not because it is rare but because of the expense to produce and work it. The minerals mined for titanium are all oxides, unlike many base metals that are mostly mined as sulfide minerals.
I recently attended two out of three days of the California Mining Association’s Annual Conference in Monterey, California, and found it well worth my time.
The large nugget just sat there and would not budge, mocking me as if to say, “I have been here for 3,000 years and I am not leaving.”
Armed officers arrested seven men near Heathrow Airport after they had overpowered staff at a warehouse holding £80 million ($236 million) in gold and cash and began loading gold into the back of a van.
Hold up a glass of tap water and take a look at it. It’s about as clear as the new Yukon water regulations require the water returning to rivers to be after being used by placer miners. The new limit of 25 parts per million (ppm) sediment does not leave a lot of maneuvering room in terms of discharge.
• X-Cal Resources
• Placer Dome Inc.
• Homestake Mining Company
• Canyon Resources Corp.
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