Microscopic amounts of metal were enough to create such inflation. Salters were unfazed by canvas sample sacks with their wired-shut mouths and lead seals. And, of course, there were obliging souls ready to provide attractive sights. With James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis. The miners were given their jobs back and returned to the mine. The best one can do is to sit tight, growl though he may. Inevitably the residue showed colors. A man would bite off a chew, chomp it well, and spit into the pool of water he was using for washing the gravel in his gold pan. But Tabor may not have been gullible so much as canny. In addition to salt's well-known uses (such as table salt or road de-icing material), large caverns dissolved out of salt beds also are used to store natural gas, natural gas liquids (such as propane and butane), and other petroleum products. Morris, Cargill Salt in Lansing and Watkins Glen, Retsof Mine and also US Salt also in that town. (This is the origin of our word salary.) Eventually mass-production techniques and an ore body of over a hundred million tons made the Ray mine one of America’s greatest producers. After earnest entreaties, the gulls managed to persuade Bill to part with the property. Salt flats and saline wetlands have a certain aesthetic charm, but apparently not enough charisma to generate much public support for their conservation. Please use dramarising-replacement.tumblr.com every time to visit this blog. Generally, the misrepresentations were a standard form of mining-camp bragging—but not always. He admitted to finding color, but asked for time to make up his mind. One night, Chicken Bill Lovell stole a few hundred pounds of ore from the Little Pittsburgh and dumped the haul into the barren bottom of his own shaft. Doesn’t get much better than that!!! Chipping samples out of rock with a hammer and moil, or even with a pneumatic drill, is devilishly hard work, especially when a man has to stand on a rickety scaffold and swing over his head at the roof of a stope, as excavations in the vein are called. Nor was it necessary to sprinkle the salt, as the fraudulent additive was called, throughout the exposed ore—that would have been too expensive—but only in those samples, taken here and there, from which the valuation of the mine was calculated. A classic western aphorism commonly attributed to Mark Twain defines a gold or silver mine as a hole in the ground with a liar on top.  The mine was inspected and the salted ore was taken to be assayed. Perhaps that is why the following tale from Yreka, California, is so gratifying. One of the stranger gold strike stories comes from Angels Camp, California in 1856. If so, he must have had even wrier memories about it than about the Chrysolite, for a few years later gold was found at Mount Pisgah. Hoping to outfox Bill, they learned the location of his mine and wandered out to see it —mere tourist curiosity, of course. Real Salt is as real as it gets: unrefined, unprocessed, nothing added, nothing removed. The deal had gone through, and the victims were stuck. Flight Rising Submission Blog REBORN-----PSA: DO NOT GO TO DRAMARISING.COM , IT HAS BEEN TURNED INTO A SCAM/PHISHING/AD WEBSITE! Hoping to revive it, certain merchants paid two Leadville ne’er-do-wells, S. J. Bradley and D. G. Miller, two hundred dollars to dig a hole eighteen feet deep on a slope forty-five miles from Canon City, and to produce, supposedly from that hole, ore that assayed at $2,000 a ton. He then invited Tabor to look at his mine. All told, they used up fifty-four dollars’ worth of supplies. Dusting a ton of ore with one eightieth of an ounce of gold, at its price of $20.67 per ounce, would add twenty-five cents to the value per ton—as would less than one quarter of an ounce of silver. Consider, for instance, the incredible brashness of one salter during the early frenzies on Nevada’s Comstock Lode. No one was handier at furnishing these tantalizing glimpses at high-value ore than William Lovell, champion fraud of Leadville, Colorado, during that famed silver camp’s first frantic boom. Repeated mill runs on the first 50,000 tons of ore showed that the samples had erred by about two per cent. The mines were owned and operated by The Detroit Salt and Manufacturing Company. Railroad town of Cañon City rail, or injected solutions of gold at all African desert, gathering and salt... Went up and all five sold at a profit of cut-up silver half dollars throughout the broken rock in water. 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