The River Runs Through It
September 2002 by Bob SchlosserWhy couldn’t we take some cold river water, pass it through some cooling coils and cool the air in the mine? This thought came to me one Sunday afternoon while fishing, knee deep, in the cold Coeur d’Alene River just west of Kellogg, Idaho.
We have heard much “tough talk” through the years regarding reining in the regulatory excesses of government agencies in the past, but little action has followed those words. Perhaps we will finally see a genuine move away from excessive regulation.
During the mid-1800s until about 1920, the settlers of the West tended to be quite optimistic, but in reality they flew with a wing and a prayer.
My metal detecting hobby began about ten years ago when I bought a used metal detector for about $300. I got it specifically to look for meteorites. It was pretty much worthless, not user friendly, and I did not find anything with it.
A Northern California county is experiencing a renewal in the desirability and subsequent value of an old favorite: Lake County “diamonds.” These stones are not true diamonds, but for generations they have held a special place in the...
…it was immediately evident the previous owner had not been using a detector. During just a few months of working the dumps part-time, he recovered gold in quartz specimens valued in excess of $40,000.
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