The Phoenix Gold Mine: A Brief History
May 2002 by Sam E. Phifer, P.G.The Phoenix Gold Mine is located approximately 7 miles south of Concord, North Carolina, and was discovered in about 1836, some 37 years following the first discovery of gold in the United States and a few years following the discovery of gold in quartz veins by Joseph Barringer.
A federal judge found mining companies liable for at least some of the costs of cleaning up pollution of Idaho’s Silver Valley from a century of mining.
They cited concerns that the Trump administration would allow more logging, oil drilling, mining or development on some of the 46 million acres controlled by the federal government in California.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently conducted a multi-year study of sixty-five assay laboratories to determine the accuracy of their testing procedures. The laboratories, all located in North America, were provided with ore samples of known concentrations without benefit of identifying the source as BLM. Payment was rendered for the service provided.
To paraphrase Shakespeare, “To war, or not to war, that is the question.” That was the question that dominated national and international headlines over the past month, at least those headlines that were not otherwise occupied by detailing information about one market collapse after another around the world. It is hard to know which was the more important story.
...a presentation of these important trends—which coincidentally have dominated the recent news—and my resultant predictions for 2016 and beyond, will make up the majority of this column.
• Important court decisions that affect miners
• Move to repeal I-137
• Comments needed tin southern California
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • California Wilderness Coalition and The Nature Conservancy Recruit Government Employees to Carry Out Huge Land Grab • Drywashing Rules Clarified • Mineralized Calderas in Colorado • The Keystone Gold-Copper District, Medicine Bow Mountains, Southeastern Wyoming • Picks & Pans: Mining Tungsten Ore—A Case History • Gold in Oregon • Aussie Gold—A Look at the Northern Territory • Calico Mine • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver