Wyoming Tops in Royalties
March 2000 by Associated PressWyoming received the largest amount of revenues associated with mineral leases on federal lands within its borders last year.
The time-honored objective in recovering gold from placers has always been to discover and recover gold from the detritus of both known and unknown lodes. The traditional method to recover gold from desert dry placers was to locate and work the enriched gravels known as the “pay streak.” This pay streak was usually found directly over false or true bedrock and within the upper few inches of the bedrock itself.
Anyone prospecting Northern Arizona has likely heard of the famed Lynx Creek placers, found along one of the richest creeks in the state.
Rare earth metals are critically important to many forms of modern technology, including most green energy saving applications, computers, televisions, and a number of military defense systems.
Occurrences such as these have proven, time and time again, that gold possesses the attribute of maintaining significant value over time, something that cannot be said of unbacked, fiat paper money where every such issuance has eventually deteriorated throughout history into virtual worthlessness.
The names attached to these areas came about from many sources. Many are easy to see why the name was given while others had a more contrasting note to them.
Q: Tantalite in an African nation -- is it worth pursuing?
There are strong opinions on both sides after the Bush administration issued a rule ending the Clinton-era Roadless Rule.
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