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 By TominGV

06/09/2005  1:44PM

I want to start a new thread here on the poaching that is going on in old mines throughout Nevada County. Once in a while in the Police Blotter, you will see mention of people hearing machinery noises, hammering, even groups of people talking or other symptoms that "seem" to come from beneath the ground, from people who live in the vicinity of old gold mines. As we know, Grass Valley and environs are literally riddled like Swiss Cheese with old mine tunnels.
I first want to find out how "real"/legitimate miners view this poaching and illegal or surreptitious mining activity?
Then I'd like to get into how, if it's going on in our area, to find and stop it. And, how to find the old portals so we can get them blasted closed.
Thanks to all.
 By Rick

05/21/2005  8:15PM

I'd check the crevices!
 By gfxgold

05/20/2005  5:13PM

Well, if that's true, that photo should go on my website.
 By Nose For Gold

05/20/2005  12:29PM

Soon there will be a photo of all the water washing through the Osceola mill.
 By gfxgold

05/19/2005  12:02AM

C'mon guys, we've been hangin' out at the "Y" on the 800 level long enough! Let's see something new. Even if it's flowers growing out of the old muckin' machine in front of the office or Mike with his feet on his desk talkin' on the phone or maybe some bars of gold stacked up on a velvet pillow or some specimens or... anything!!!
Thanks, man. You're a Pal.
 By smithsgold

05/08/2005  12:31PM

How and What does one do to become a Hardrock Miner?
Thanks,
Jeff
 By gfxgold

01/22/2005  12:19AM

January 20, 2005 Alleghany, CA
Today, at the home of Michael M. Miller, a top-secret anti-terrorist weapon was prematurely tested. The "TI" (terrorist incinerator) had been powered up by Mr. Miller for a full systems check when he was distracted by the news on television. After the story he was watching finished, Mr. Miller got up to return to work on the "TI" when another story came on the television. This time the story was about Usama Bin Laden and his writings that are to be published. As soon as Bin Laden's photo came on the screen, the "TI" went into action. "The facial recognition software worked perfectly," was uttered by a singed Mr. Miller. "It was all I could do to just jump out of the way." The incinerating plasma burst was reported to have been over thirty feet and on target!
The official word from the Department of Homeland Security is that some mountainman's still blew up but, that they had to check it out anyway.
 By gfnevada

01/21/2005  11:41AM

Mike, do a google search with the words "multi slicing machine". You will find machines for slicing hard materials such as silicon or opals. Good luck.
 By Nose For Gold

01/19/2005  10:34PM

Also see: Calif. Division of Mines & Geol., County Report 6.
Midas (Gold Hill, Harrison Gulch, Victor & Twinvict) Sec.3,4 & 10, T.29N., R.10E. Owner Adele Moore, 608 Mid Ricon Rd., Santa Rosa.
 By gfxgold

01/19/2005  5:04PM

I found this article on the web about the Midas Mine. Go to:
http://www.treasurenet.com/westeast/data/feature/robots/200108.htm
 By Oak

01/19/2005  3:39PM

In the process of going through old family papers and organizing things, I recently came across stock certificates for the Harrison Gulch Mining Company totalling 7,100 shares at a buck each. These shares were bought by my late great uncle in 1920 and 1921. In doing some research I have figured out that this mining company had two mines; the Midas and the Victor, both up in Shasta County near the town of Knob. Along with the stock certificates is a geological report of the area and both mines and the potential for gold in each. Evidently the Midas Mine had a fire in the main shaft back in 1914 and it subsequently flooded. I don't know if it still is or not or if it has been since re-opened. That is why I am telling this story to see if any of you out there know anything or want to know more of what I have come across. There is also a letter written by a MG Henry from Sumner WA who bought the mine because it was in tax default since 1916. He evidently bought it in 1926. So let me know what you know - if anything.
 By Big R

01/18/2005  11:49PM

A little more than all the snow in Reno but not as bad.
 By lone miner

01/18/2005  8:00PM

how deep is the snow this year ps tell ian to get back to work
 By lone miner

01/18/2005  8:00PM

how deep is the snow this year ps tell ian to get back to work
 By gfxgold

01/17/2005  10:54PM

Troy,
The answer to your question is another question. Why do you want to know? There have been some people out there of late that have asked some pretty narrow questions of people in industry so that they could show a negative outcome of their hard work and to pad their own agendas. I hope that you are not one of those people. Perhaps if you were to write, call, or e-mail for a report from the 16 to 1 they might be more than happy to send you one. It doesn't hurt to ask. Besides, looking at one years production report doesn't tell you much more than just that. You really need to look at the history of the mine or, at least the last fifteen years. You need to factor in the amount of gold produced, labor, cost of daylighting, energy, price per ounce, market value of specimens per ounce, updated equipment, etc., etc., etc. Sometimes, a question can be to simple because, the answer doesn't mean anything. It might also be the case that they can't tell you that since they're a stock held company. And, since I'm not a member of the 16 to 1, I don't know either.
 By troy

01/17/2005  7:11PM

Does anyone know,concerning the Sixteen to One Mine how much gold was mined in 2004 and the cost per ounce to produce that gold?
 By troy

01/17/2005  7:11PM

Does anyone know,concerning the Sixteen to One Mine how much gold was mined in 2004 and the cost per ounce to produce that gold?
 By Michael Miller

01/15/2005  8:31PM

Gfxgold, good work. This company is in Colorado Springs and will be receiving a call from me on Monday. Their saws are designed for cutting different materials in one object. Cutting quartz and cutting gold are quite different. The diamond wire process is slow but who cares if it increases our net slab and is uniform. Thanks.

The snow depth ranges from two to five feet except where snowplows have created eight-foot piles. Last Tuesday everybody was stuck. The County has done a good job of keeping the Ridge Road open. Black ice is everywhere. The question and answer entries are great. I particularly like dick’s recitation. It reminds me of Will Rodgers, “Mining for gold is a lot different than mining for spinach.” I might not have it right, but I put it at the top of a shareholders’ letter a few years ago.
 By gfxgold

01/15/2005  6:04PM

Mike,
Here is one company that you can talk to and tell them what you want. They will build a custom unit for any purpose. I'm sure that it's not cheap. They also have standard units. But, if the return per ounce is there, then it's worth the price. Go to:
http://www.diamondwiretech.com/saws/saws.html
P.S. How deep is the snow in Alleghany now?
 By dickdavis

01/15/2005  5:13PM

Dear Troy,

Are you asking about the 16:1 or worldwide production?

I can’t answer specifics but I believe that the best reply as to the value of gold was the dialogue in the movie Treasure of Sierra Madre.

Howard, the old man bunking in the Oso Negro hotel, has this to say:

“Real bonanzas are few and far between and they take a lot of finding. Answer me this one, will you? Why’s gold worth some twenty bucks per ounce? A thousand men, say, go searching for gold. After six months one of ‘em is lucky – one out of the thousand. His find represents not only his own labor but that of the nine hundred ninety-nine others to boot. Six thousand months or fifty years of scrabbling over mountains, going hungry and thirsty. An ounce of gold, mister, is worth what it is because of the human labor that went into the finding and the getting of it. There’s no other explanation, mister. In itself, gold ain’t good for anything much except to make jewelry and gold teeth. Gold’s a devilish sort of thing anyway.”

B. Traven wrote the book, and if you’re interested in Mexico, he’s the one to read.

Best regards,

Dick Davis

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