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 By jrlientz

06/03/2007  4:03PM

Mr. Miller, I take it you don't have any job opening at this time. Thank you for your time and patience.

Jesse
 By Michael Miller

05/22/2007  8:52AM

It’s a pleasant surprise to wake up to your humor. See last three entries below.

You can be my chuck tender any round in the sixteen to one veins. One hundred years of experience will get you a try out but no guarantees for employment. Those with no experience have turned out okay as well for quite a few men who continued a career in mining. Before an offer of employment to anyone is extended, experienced or otherwise, you will be given an invitation to attend a forty-hour program that is provided by the 100 year old guys. You need this as a prerequisite to work underground.

The last time the invitation/ program was advertised and given three men were selected as “fit to be employed in the mine”. One left the first day around lunch time.. One showed up for work a week after completing the program. He called to say he had a personal issue to deal with and never returned. The last “want-to be-a-miner” finished the training, asked for a week to get his things in order and we never saw or heard from him again. Those 100-year-old guys teach, demand and expect compatibility and growth no matter who or how long they work.for the company.

If you still want an application, send your name, telephone number, address and e-mail address to any of the addresses you wish. You two will be moving to the miscellaneous topic. Thanks for your wit and interest. Oh, as far as the ultraviolet light goes. Sometimes it is effective in identifying minerals. It has been scientifically proven that all the minerals give off electrical energy that distinguishes them. Detection looms large in our technology future.

Our crew is not camera shy. Gold is an evergreen topic with many facets. CT, make the American Miner a reality.
 By jlientz

05/21/2007  7:56PM

I would like to inquire about job openings at your company. Would you please advise me on how I may apply for work, preferably as a miner, entry-level miner, or as a nipper. Also, please let me know how much experience I'd need if you had any job openings. A lot of other places I've applied to require 100 years experince, I hope this is not the case with your company. J/K !
 By Chuck Tender

05/21/2007  6:36PM

if i understand correctly all minerals give off a glow under ultraviolet light .
 By Chuck Tender

05/21/2007  6:34PM

seems to me there could be alot of benefits if such a show came to town and did a piece on the mine. or perhaps the show "cash & treasures" . seems we fit the criteria for either.


or perhaps our own "AMERICAN MINER" series like the chopper,hotrod,idol,deadliest catch genre.
 By martin newkom

04/29/2007  7:23PM

My granddad and his bro. john
did well in the store there in
town and they took their earnings into the Eldorado mine
and lost their "tails". They
even hired a recognized geologist to give the an opinion on a direction. Well
he gave them the wrong one:
they had to "shoot" it all.
That was well towards their
tenure at town (1915).
 By SCOOP

01/30/2007  12:31PM

Scoop has the answer for you Martin. Yes, Foote was a key mining man in Alleghany and Grass Valley. On this web site GO to Forum topic "From the Sixteen Archives", Page 3, to 02/25/2004 by Michael Miller and you will find a most interesting story.
 By martin newkom

01/30/2007  11:35AM

Who can tell me if Foote who
built the Foote Crossing road
had anything to do with manage-
ment of the Empire mine? I understand the he went broke
building it.
 By Michael Miller

01/27/2007  7:06PM

Just turned the computer on and am shocked and saddened to learn of Al’s death. I doubt that any Alleghany hard rock miner or any people familiar with the history of mining during the 1970’s through 1996 won’t feel sadness about this news. His training was old school. He practiced old school mining ethics as long as I knew him and from what I heard all his life. His greatest legacy may be the many young men who worked under his strict guidance. Some ran from his demands, but I am sure that those who survived under his supervision, as well as those who fled, gained some great lessons in life from the experience. We always said, Al, that gold was in the next round. You believed it and I believe it. Maybe now you know.
 By Maverick

01/27/2007  5:18PM

Death of a young Old Timer:
"Albert Lee Wasley, 74, died Thursday, Jan. 25." Although I did not know Al real well my brief association was indeed a pleasure. Dorothy and I had a quick education on hard rock and "under the cap" placer mining after meeting him in the winter at the Henness Pass turnoff. Later he showed me the complications of trying to get gold out of the Ruby. It was sad to see the Ruby so mismanaged that he had to leave. The obituary is in the Union today (Sat. 1/27/07)
 By SCOOP

01/05/2007  9:28AM

Okay is the operative word. The Sixteen to One gang does okay all the time, even when they were down to three miners and part time paper pushers. It is a very resilient bunch; however I know Mike is not happy with the balance of fixed overhead and production (which he measures in footage not gold). With his unknown gold revenue it is nerve racking to hit the right size of payroll. The mine’s largest crew was 60. He thinks a good balance for the current operation would be half that. There are fourteen now, which is why he and Ian decided to begin a new hiring program: build the crew methodically.

The 1000-foot level rehab is the primary heading. Another crew is back south of the Tightner Shaft drifting in the footwall vein where the last production was located. The 1000 level crew is at a point where serpentine hanging wall has caved. It will be slow going for about 100 feet.
 By anonymous

01/05/2007  6:04AM

Boy thats ruff. Are they making it o.k with the amount of hands there is now. What is the gold finding stats? Thanks
 By SCOOP

01/04/2007  9:52PM

Well., anonymous, Scoop has a answer to your question.

Three men were offered a training program. One left the first day. Two completed the forty-hour program. One started the next week. The other asked for and was granted a week delay to arrange affairs. The guy who started, worked two days and asked for a half day off to take care of some business. He hasn’t been back. The other guy never showed up again. No phone calls, nothing. Can’t fire someone who never started. Word from Ian and Mike is that it wasn’t the job; they just picked the wrong guys. Interviews can be misleading.

Scoop’s opinion: the drive was too much. Better luck with people who live closer to mine.
 By martin newkom

01/01/2007  10:00AM

According to the Idaho Maryland
website there are 44 permitted
mines in Calif. including our
16to1. The Alleghany district has produced 50+ mill.dollars over the years
 By anonymous

01/01/2007  9:10AM

Hope your search found some good new hands? Whats new underground?
Any gold? Thanks for the neat webpage you have. 16 to 1 has been a big part of history for this area.
 By Rick

12/30/2006  7:28PM

Since the volitile topics that have occupied this forum venue for the last six years have come to a volitile rest (AKA court appeals and junk and crap and stuff and junk and crap, although we know the truth, always have...thanks Mike), then this is an appropriate time to introduce the distinction of a Gold Star to the 1621 for survival, for perseverence, for continued success busting rock in the good fight leading to good leads, for the picture above and David's graces and insight with the saw, for the dream of keeping this going.

I also offer the topic title as a suggested name for the new shaft, the new potential discovery over there north of the Tightener.

The other reason I'm writing was prompted by a call from a dear friend who mentioned that I hadn't recently written to this forum with the passion that drove me so hard in the past few years. The reason is quite simple: the bad guys are in retreat, and I don't see a need to challenge them right now where they need a hot poker in the ribs, not wasting the poker. It's said that when an idiot (or and entity) makes an ass of themselves, watch and let them speak. When silence ensues, they'll most likely make a bigger ass of themselves. So, we watch and see a bigger ass soon.

Brevity, (silence in this case), is the sole of wit.

Here's to Gold Stars!
 By martin newkom

12/04/2006  8:58PM

thank goodness we have a 'whiz'
of a pres. and underground/mine
mgr. (ian) to run the "sixteen"
they are also the epidimy of
entrepeneurship. cheers!!
 By Tanky

11/26/2006  8:15AM

Dang! I forgot to add Timmy Stanley, Sorry Tim!
 By Tanky

11/26/2006  4:13AM

The month was August
and my word it was hot
On the bench
black was that rock.
Ernie and Tom
Scotty McDermitt
Robinson , Ian, Joe Bishop the money we earned it.
Days pay was this hole
and I was there on the tramp.
a bunk at the Eagle
brass and a lamp.
The compressers were lousey
you needed both just to muck.
That Eimco 22 Card Cars
came from Ely by truck.
That soft summer evening
the heat from the day.
the sound of the creek
for all to display.
the old rail and junk
from the mining long gone.
quartz by the mile
just washed along.
The sound of all nature
drounded by man
the timing of fuze
a slow muffled blam !
Bang went each shot
pulling each time
no bootlegs here
starting this mine.
 By Tanky

11/26/2006  3:55AM

That actress looks alot better than you Ernie

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