Also in the good news category, the current administration has taken many of our recommendations regarding much-needed regulatory relief to heart.
• Congress deals with other priorities
• Alaska miners get relief on state lands
What do you do when you’ve located a promising deposit of gold or gemstones, but it’s trapped in solid rock?
I have a bunch of ideas about what to do in the near term and then other thoughts about what things might look like a few months from now when I hope the situation will look a lot better.
While sitting there, I wondered if I should go over the hole again. I did and got a louder signal that turned out being about another twelve inches deep.
This second trip down was a challenge. It started in Colfax on the Stevens Trail, where the distance to the river is four miles with an elevation drop of about 1,000 feet.
He could tell that the top part just slid partway down over the bottom half. So, he tried to twist it apart with his hands. No go!
Many miners know that lead is very commonly associated with silver values, but the truth is that it is also associated with gold values in many locations as well.
We are at a crossroads; either we establish the mining, production and refining of rare earth elements here in the US or we remain subjected to the whims of the Chinese government.
• Washington State copies California's wayward regulations
The first and most important thing of the sampling process is to try to be as unbiased as possible. There is a natural tendency to select rock that looks the best—even unconsciously.