The Stonewall Jackson Mine, San Diego County, California
July 2001 by Richard H. Peterson, PhDFor obvious reasons southern California is not known historically for its gold mines. Gold production was concentrated heavily in the Sierra Nevada foothills in the northern part of the state. However, the high mountainous region of eastern San Diego County was the site of a number of productive hardrock gold mines, notably in the late 19th century.
There is no question the economy will not always be as good as it is now. There is also no doubt that someday the lack of exploration and the ore in existing mines running out will come home to roost.
The Piedmont region of Virginia contains many old gold mines and prospects, many of which are caved, overgrown, and difficult to find. Some mines have remained sporadically active up to the present time.
A large number of gem and industrial grade placer diamonds have been found in or near a number of creeks and rivers in Venezuela. The area involved is in the southeastern parts...and is inhabited by fierce Yanomamo Indians.
Residents believe doré bars landed in a snow-covered area as far as sixteen miles from the airport and some said they will be searching the area after the official recovery
...the Obama Administration continues to grapple with the reality that the number of Americans who are growing disenchanted with government solutions to problems appears to be growing.
I find it difficult to recall a period when the world has encountered so many simultaneous threats which “should” have driven gold and silver higher, and yet the precious metals markets—so far—have failed to rally to any significant extent.
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