Wednesday, January 16, 2013

There is Gold In Those Hills: underground gold mining in Bannack, Montana

There is Gold In Those Hills: underground gold mining in  Bannack, Montana
There is Gold In Those Hills: underground gold mining in  Bannack, Montana

This was back in my younger days. I owned the Bannack mining District back in the 1980's
I opened up most of the old hardrock underground workings.

I initiated a full blown drilling campaign with Cyprus Minerals on my property. After several million dollars in drilling the property did not meet the grade requirements for an openpit hardrock mine. The price of gold was very low at the time.

I spent many long months mapping and opening up the many miles of underground workings I owned. I was very lucky to have the old time geologists working for me at that time, Charly Goddard and others that worked for the Anaconda mining co.  Several young geologists from the Butte School of mines, put some time on my project.

Placer mining on my project was in full swing and kept me afloat while we swung the bat at a potential undergound mine.

I loved it!!!


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