Why Did This Silver Mine Close? Pt II
November 2014 by Bill RichDuring 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.
After paying for the mine fleet, mill capital, supplies, fuel, power and labor, at today’s metal prices, does this mine make a profit?
• Copenhagen—Don't ask, don't tell
• Will consider lease or trade
• By the numbers
Gold—a very elusive, heavy, yellow, metallic element—is coveted by man and not easily given up by Mother Nature. This is a story of a group of friends—old, new, and some I hadn’t met before this trip. We embarked on a journey in search of that yellow metal.
The winter cold and snow bring with it an entirely different approach to prospecting and mining. Northern California was buried with a ferocious storm in late December and early January that knocked out power for many small towns and buried the...
People who want to believe that the sky is falling or the end of the (economic) world is at hand sure had ammunition thrown at them by the bucketfuls in the past month.
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