from the tailings

One thing led to another and I read a long oral history with mining entrepreneur Stanley Dempsey. Here are some li’l nuggets of mild interest. On pursuing claims in Nicaragua:

on the mining boom towns of Colorado:

Sometimes, not being an expert is an advantage:

The 1872 Mining Law, which creates self-initiated rights, kind of unique to the United States, seems very important to this country’s development.



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