The Manson Mine
November 2001 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayThe Manson Mine. That’s what they called it in Ballarat in 1969. The name stuck even after Crazy Charlie Manson and the girls got hauled out of California’s Panamint Range behind Ballarat in handcuffs and ended up in prison for the Tate-LaBianca murders.
Gold's monetary role and its position as a reserve asset throughout the world were vigorously presented at a conference arranged by the Reinventing Bretton Woods Comittee held in New York recently.
Coin and bullion dealers confirmed in mid-August that the US Mint was refusing orders from dealers.
Only one word truly describes the greatest source of headlines during the past month and that word is “politics.” With the November 6 Congressional and Presidential elections drawing ever closer and with both party’s conventions having been recently concluded, we take a serious look at the political situation below.
The Keystone district includes a group of mineralized shear zones and veins that are associated with the Keystone Quartz Diorite in the Medicine Bow Mountains of southwestern Wyoming. Gold production from this district is unknown, although some estimates suggest that 7,500 to more than 12,000 ounces were produced.
It’s a gold rush in the Amazon jungle, driven by the Internet.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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