The Tangential Impulse Water Wheel in California Gold Mining History—Part I
February 2004 by Guest WriterThe modern tangential impulse water wheel, a device best suited for hydroelectric power production where high water head is available, is an ingenious device born in the historic gold mining industry of California in the 19th Century.
I love to see old-timer workings while I am out detecting for gold. For one thing, it assures me that gold came from there. Second, it tells me gold should almost certainly still be there.
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Ask The Experts - Could I stake out a 20-acre claim with a waterway running through it just as I would a lode claim?
Q: Could I stake out a 20-acre claim with a waterway running through it just as I would a lode claim?
There are a lot of differences between the operations of successful mining companies and ones that become financial failures, but one of the consistent key differences between them is their sampling programs.
When others saw piles of waste rock at the former LTV Steel Mining property, Brad Gerlach saw opportunity.
The Umpqua River, located in the heart of western Oregon, flows for several miles nearly alongside Interstate Highway Five.
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