Wyoming—A Land That Time (And Explorationists) Forgot
April 2004 by W. Dan HauselWyoming is a vast state, covering nearly 260,000 km2 of surface area, which houses fewer people than most cities (less than 500,000 call Wyoming home). The state has no state income tax, is driven by taxes generated by the oil and gas...
An article entitled “BLM Swindles War Hero Out of Gold Mine,” authored by Robert Boatman, appeared in our September 2002 issue. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was unable to provide comment on the article at the time.
Of all the difficult gold placer sites to evaluate, none can compare with trying to dig to bedrock through twenty or thirty feet of soaked overburden through which water is slowly seeping downgrade.
You may have noticed that the Department of Interior’s (DOI) computers were disconnected for about 10 days during mid-March. The disconnected Internet service prevented miners and prospectors from accessing numerous online files, including all Bureau of Land Management websites and mining claim systems.
• Cimarron Minerals Ltd.
• US Gold Corporation
• Homestake Mining Company
• Int'l. CanAlaska Resources Ltd.
• BHP World Minerals-San Francisco
Highway 49—the “Golden Highway”—heads northeast out of Placer County into a stretch of Nevada County that is almost as busy as it was during the Gold Rush. The neighboring towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City are still booming—a beautiful location to live in the Sierra foothills.
The process we will be using is called “blockholing,” and it is commonly used at mines and in construction projects to break up oversize material into sizes that can be easily handled.
Establishing a gemstone mine, like any other mining operation, is a difficult proposition. This is especially true if you are starting out from scratch without loads of money to get the business going.
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