February 2008 by Robert AbendscheinMy year in Australia was almost up and playtime was over. Immigration had pulled the plug and it was time to head back to the States.
• AZCO Mining Inc.
• Great Quest Metals Ltd.
• Royal Gold, Inc.
• Altair International, Inc.
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Placer Dome
Because waiting for spring seemed to be taking forever, my 15-year-old granddaughter Grace and I decided to pan for gold sooner. The thought was…even if we did not find any gold, we would set a new record for absurdity—gold panning in the coldest weather!
…some miners are doing exceptionally well… with a few obtaining amounts estimated in the millions of dollars.
After almost 50 years of service to the mining industry, Burl Cheely, owner of Gold Diver’s and the manufacturer of the Couple-Jet and Taper-Jet line of dredges, is retiring.
Some 250 million years ago, the Earth had just one supercontinent, known as “Pangaea.” For whatever reason, the supercontinent began to break apart. South America and Africa remained joined, as “Gondwana,” until 65 million years ago, when they split apart. The obvious “fit” of South America with Africa was noted by geologists back in the 19th century, but it was not until Alfred Wegener came out with his “continental drift” hypothesis in 1912 that people took note.
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