Working the Belmont Mine—1953 (Part 3—Conclusion)
December 2002 by Bob SchlosserTuesday morning started off much like Monday except Jack wasn’t packing a bunch of drill bits. We wandered off toward the bottom of the raise, adjusted our bed boards, had a cup of coffee from our buckets, and smoked a cigarette. Then Jack stretched, stood up, and remarked, “Guess I might as well go up and see what it looks like. You wait here for now. When I call down, send up a section of ladder and eight laggings.”
In 1926, Carl W. Chilson wrote the authentic history of his family and the discovery of the legendary Apache Mine of the Silver Bullets. The story starts out in 1868 when Steve L. Chilson leaves Bandera, Texas, with his family en route...
I believe gold and silver prices, to at least some extent, negatively mirror the society's confidence in the ability of government to continue providing economic and social services.
Day three was a copy of day two. I started real low in the long wash to see if I could prove how far down the gold had made it.
Steve got his first nugget within minutes of turning on his metal detector. It only took me about an hour to find my first piece.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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