Why Do We Do The Things We Do?
September 2003 by Martin H. MilasFor years I had studied the tempting bench high above the East Fork of the San Gabriel River. A beautiful 20-foot vertical wall of encrusted boulders, cobbles and gravels beckoned to me 100 to 150 yards up a steep slope from the river bed. They were all very promising material. The kind of rounded curves that can charm so well, and tease a grown man into risking life and limb. So, on that nearly fatal day in May, I packed a spiral wheel...
During 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.
Recovering gold from pyrite ore
The popularity of the new Discovery Channel series Bering Sea Gold has peaked interest in what gold resources are offshore of Nome, Alaska. The Cape Nome mining district is world famous...
When we look ahead into 2011, we see continuing troubles such as those listed earlier, which will force the public to question the effectiveness of the entire concept of economic strength and vitality through government interventions. In fact, many of those interventions have been abject failures, and we wonder if or when the public will lose confidence in the entire system.
Having spent 33 years prospecting off and on in this area, this writer has become very familiar with the region, its mines, the gold (hardrock and placer), wildlife, weather, topography, and history—it has been a friend to me.
• Court says ESA listing bogus
• Comments needed for Idaho project
• Crown Resources finally receives patents
Every so often, deadlines are a real pain in the neck! That is truly the case this month as we must complete these musings prior to the Vice Presidential debates as well as the last two Obama-Romney encounters.
The Bawl Mill • Klondike Gold • State Rivers Closed to Prospecting in Washington • A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part I • The Montezuma Quadrangle, Summit County, Colorado • Looking for Gold in British Columbia • The Reynolds (Star) Gold Mine • Picks & Pans: Sniping for Low Stream Gold • Company Notes • Gallium and Germanium in Utah • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices