The Most Obvious Place
April 2009 by David Shackleton“The biggest nugget you’ll ever find is in a spot that many have walked over for years.” I’m not sure who told me that, but the more I think about that statement, the more it makes sense.
You’ve developed an interest in prospecting for gold. A couple friends have told you how much fun they’ve had looking for gold. In this article I’ll point out the pros and cons of this activity and by the end you can decide to what degree you want to pursue your search for gold.
• Homestake Mining Company
• Placer Dome Inc.
• AZCO Mining Inc.
• Guyana Diamond Corp.
• Canadian Mining Company, Ltd.
• Hecla Mining Company
• Pan American Silver Corp.
The only thing that saved me was talking to a local miner who gave me a “heads up” that private individuals owned all the mineral rights in that section.
Ireland-based Conroy Diamonds and Gold announced they have found what may be the largest gold deposit to date in Britain or Ireland.
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• On a related issue, SB 233
• EPA and greenhouse gases
• A bumpy ride for miners...
• Speaking of climate change...
• "Recreational" mining
In some places, semi-continuous sections of riverbed can easily be linked in many places to identify the path of the ancient rivers.
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