World Gold Council News
January 2001 by StaffThe World Gold Council reports that gold jewelry demand in the first nine months of 2000 is running a little above the record level of last year. Jewelry demand for the nine months was 2,114 tonnes, 1% above the level of a year ago, according to their quarterly survey “Gold Demand Trends.”
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The mining and logging camp of Zeballos (pop. 272) is located on an arm of Esperanza Inlet, on the southwest side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Vancouver Island is 301 miles, by road, and reaches elevations as high as 7,249 feet.
Frank Taylor’s family has been mining in the same area of the Yukon Territory since 1935. He’s been working his current placer operation on Duncan Creek near Mayo since 1975.
Although one of the smaller states in Australia, Victoria can lay claim to being the richest, especially in regards to large nuggets. An almost endless discovery of massive specimens highlighted the early years of gold mining here.
Andesites and basalts are the most common volcanic rocks in the North American Cordillera. The andesites originated within the earth’s continental crust, while the basalts originated within the mantle. According to the Plate Tectonic theory...
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
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