Friday, April 24, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
(Imagine this old ghost as a rip-roarin' gold camp in its heyday.)
As most of you know, I'm a student of western mining history as well as being a small-scale gold prospector and miner. In this post I'll be touching on two important issues that affected early gold camps in the American West: crime and punishment (tip of the hat to Russian author Dostoyevsky).
Saturday, April 18, 2015
(Federal "agents" during the Bundy Ranch standoff in Nevada.)
Well, it appears the U.S. Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is at it again in a Bundy Ranch style standoff with small-scale gold miners in southern Oregon. I've said again and again here in Bedrock Dreams that our mining (and personal) freedoms are being gradually whittled away and the current situation in Oregon seems to drive this point home with even greater emphasis.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
(It's all about gold in many forms.)
The idea for finding workable gold ground I'm suggesting in this post follows hard on the heels of Suggestion 5 and in some ways is very similar as far as intent is concerned. However, what I'm about to suggest in this post takes thing a giant step farther and requires much more in physical, mental, emotional, and yes...practical outlay, including finances.
Friday, April 10, 2015
The suggestion I'm presenting in this post is essentially a "no brainer," but I'm continually amazed by how infrequently it's followed up on. As you all know by now, success in gold mining on any scale (large or small) is largely defined by the overall quality of the ground you choose to work. Can I get an "Amen, brother!" on that last statement?