The Mountain Gate Mine
July 2007 by Don RobinsonThe Foresthill Divide in Placer County, California, has underneath its present surface a multitude of buried river channels, most of which paid enormously well in the Gold Rush years of 1850 to 1890.
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
The only phrase that comes to mind in reviewing this past month is "deja vu." We've seen all this before; falling gold prices, rising stock markets, soaring hi-tech stocks, crazy initial public offerings (IPO's) and a return to public confidence that all problems can be solved.
Even with my favorite top-of-the-line gold detector there were several false digs. Many of the hot rocks gave a solid signal that was too much like a nugget to ignore. After trying several tests I just dug everything because it is better to be safe than leave a big, deep nugget for a more diligent gold hunter.
With every look at the box I was pulling out a few pickers and a nugget or two. The smile I had the previous night just got bigger and bigger throughout the day.
“We are saddened by the loss of two Washington Group employees and our thoughts at this time are with their families,” said Bill Myckatyn, CEO of Quadra Mining.
The Forest Service wants a two-year ban on new hard-rock mining claims on 429,000 acres of national forest land on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains in Montana.
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