The Old Dutch Cleanser Mine
January 2003 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayThe naturally occurring white scouring powder called Old Dutch Cleanser, originally from Kern County, California, is a household helper known throughout America. As a sink, stove, and tub cleaner, the abrasive pumicite is one of...
Re: “Wasteful Government Projects”
...day one was like watching the Gold Rush television show. He furiously worked the nozzle in an up and down fashion that resembled Jack Hoffman sitting on a backhoe.
As I arrived at my detecting location, I got all my gear and headed up the trail. I had to stop and take in the devastation all around me.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Big Swede was working his pan trying to get rid of the black sand. Usually there were others at the river, but on this day he was there alone. He figured that most of the other fellow miners were either doing their laundry, or working.
Each year the World Gold Panning Association (WGPA) holds a world championship in one of the twenty countries that are members. The decision as to where to hold each championship involves many factors...
Environmental groups that volunteer to help government and businesses clean up waste from mine drainage in the West won’t be held liable if there are future disputes over the pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency said.
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