Traditional Adversaries Reach Agreement
June 2000 by Associated PressThe Stillwater Mining Company and three citizen watchdog groups have signed a 38-page accord that creates a new relationship between the traditional adversaries and could set an example for resource development decisions in the West.
Don’t bother eyeballing that rock for silver! Even if it’s high grade you’ll not see the familiar dime or quarter coin color. Native silver is almost as rare as brass ore. Well, if it’s so hard to find, is silver worth looking for? You bet! Just check the latest prices—and they may go higher.
One prime example is an area that I have talked about in many of my articles. This is a very large area and I will actually describe its location again.
When prospectors and treasure hunters talk of gold in Arizona, it is the Lost Dutchman or Vulture mine they usually think of. The Lost Dutchman gold mine is just that—a myth chalked full of holes that has been embellished over time as any good legend should be.
• DOI backs mill sites
• Arizona goes to bat for miners
• Battles continue in California
• Climate change legislation
The Rattlesnake Hills (RSH) in central Wyoming had been overlooked for gold, even though it had all of the earmarks of being a major gold district.
A treasure detective, like any detective, is looking for a clue from which he can develop information to solve a mystery. Who? Why? When? The detective sniffs out a trail that will lead eventually to some undiscovered cache of coins...
A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.
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