WMD Raffle Raises Funds for Lawsuit
May 2003 by StaffOn February 6, 2003, the environmental group Siskiyou Regional Education Project (SREP) filed suit in US District Court in Medford, Oregon, against the Siskiyou National Forest (SNF), in a third attempt to ban all suction dredging in the SNF.
The first experience involved an overgrown gold mine operated during the 1880s. A razed mill adjoined the mine and could be glimpsed from the isolated public dirt road I was traveling.
We decided to run a detector over each piece. If we got a decent signal we placed the piece into a high-grade pile and the rest went into another pile to be worked on later. This high-grade pile wasn’t that large—maybe 25 pounds...
I woke up on Sunday morning, August 10, to heavy smoke. I saw where it was coming from, but it seemed like it was a long way off so I thought I was okay for the time being.
...most prospectors don't even think about the conductivity of minerals, but there are some that do conduct electricity to a certain degree, so metal detectors will respond to them.
There was an outcropping of exposed bedrock on the bank, and it again resurfaced in the river about 25’ away. I decided to start a hole near that exposed bedrock, and pointed the nozzle down into the sand and cobbles.
While most precious metals observers tend to pay more attention to action in the gold market as opposed to silver, there are times when the white metal can give us particularly sharp price targets going forward.
Rapid City, S.D. (AP)—Scientists and a team of South Dakotans have submitted a $281 million, five-year plan to turn Homestake Mine in Lead into the world’s largest underground laboratory.
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