In the vast ruined civilization of Southeast Africa unknown men once mined
probably $400,000,000 worth of gold. There are mines profitably operated in
Greece today which the Phoenicians opened 1,200 B.C. Sixteen hundred years
later the ...
Author: Emerson Hough
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Mining is a legitimate and honorable enterprise. It contributes immensely to the national wealth. It has been the source of some of our great fortunes. Because there is something magical in the suggestion of gold or coal or copper taken out of the ground, sharpers have made mining an instrument of successful deception. They have tricked people into investing their savings in worthless or even non-existent mines. Perhaps you who read this have bitten at an advertisement in a reputable publication, which pretended to place the wealth of some western El Dorado at your feet for a few hundred dollars. Doubtless your money has disappeared. It is for the purpose of giving you the protection of a knowledge both of legitimate mining and of the ways of thieves that this article is published. AMERICA is the land of the free and the country of opportunity for all. Incidentally, it is free hunting-ground for sharpers, and a land of opportunity for the unscrupulous. No such chances for fraudulent business exist anywhere else in the world. Americans are the richest people on earth, and the most easily parted from their money. Those whose sole ambition is to get rich quick very frequently help some other man to get rich quick. Society owes no debt to either of these. It is obliged to support them both. This is wrong both as a moral and as an industrial proposition. Once, a dollar was spent to mine a dollar. To-day two are spent: One dollar goes into blasting powder, the other into advertising and office furniture. No doubt you have heard the age-old legend of the Mother Vein of Gold, which appears and vanishes, now and again, in this corner of the world. Superstition regarding this great original vein of gold is found wherever men seek the precious metal. The feverish Spaniards called this phantom lode the Madre d’Oro, or “Mother of Gold.” Now it is located in Mexico, now in India or Peru, California or Australia. Tradition says that Montezuma got his gold from this great vein, which lay in a secret valley whose whereabouts was jealously guarded by three priests of the war tribe, sole possessors of the knowledge. Any intruder who by chance or design looked down into this valley was smitten absolutely blind. Tradition among the successors of the Aztecs says that when Montezuma passed, the Madre d’Oro sank back again into the earth, and has been seen no more. Men still follow the phantom vein. Those who see it, even in their dreams, still are smitten blind.
In addition to hardrock mining, are also included are details on gold placer mining in this portion of Colorado. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface.
Author: Colorado Survey
Mining historian Kerby Jackson introduces us to a classic mining work in this important re-issue of "Geology and Ore Deposits of Gold Brick Colorado." Unavailable since 1916, this publication was originally compiled by the Colorado Geological Survey. This volume includes important insights into the history of the Gold Brick Mining District, as well as its local geography and economic geology. Also included are the histories and locations of historic mines in this important Colorado Mining District, including the Cortland, Carter, Raymond, Gold Links, Sacramento, Bassick, Sandy Hook, Chronicle, Grand Prize, Chloride, Granite Mountain, Lucille, Gray Mountain, Hilltop, Maggie Mitchell, Silver Islet, Revenue, Roosevelt, Carbonate King and others. In addition to hardrock mining, are also included are details on gold placer mining in this portion of Colorado. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As such, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
June 15 , 1880 as Ohio was swept away and spent $ 1,000 for a ten - foot hole
and called it a mine . ... Dear Friend ” : Miners who rushed over the mountains
from Leadville in search of gold founded the Gold Brick mining district and settled
Author: Sandra Dallas
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Depicts the history of more than one hundred Colorado towns abandoned after the end of the mining boom
Gold! There is no other word that means quite so much. We want gold; indeed,
we must have it. Malleable, divisible, indestructible, rare, it is the indispensable
medium of exchange. ... In America we place the gold brick ahead of the gold
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
"No doubt you have heard the age-old legend of the Mother Vein of Gold, which appears and vanishes, now and again, in this corner of the world. Superstition regarding this great original vein of gold is found wherever men seek the precious metal. The feverish Spaniards called this phantom lode the Madre d'Oro, or "Mother of Gold." Now it is located in Mexico, now in India or Peru, California or Australia. Tradition says that Montezuma got his gold from this great vein, which lay in a secret valley whose where-abouts was jealously guarded by three priests of the war tribe, sole possessors of the knowledge. Any intruder who by chance or design looked down into this valley was smitten absolutely blind. Tradition among the successors of the Aztecs says that when Montezuma passed, the Madre d'Oro sank back again into the earth, and has been seen no more. Men still follow the phantom vein. Those who see it, even in their dreams, still are smitten blind." -Preface
The most prominent figure was a young man with jet black hair and eyes full of
trouble, examining a block of gold which lay on the top of that glittering heap.
With a shriek from which the words, "It is mine—mine—all mine!" broke fiercely
Author: Ann S. Stephens
Publisher: Good Press
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... god-given / 11. godlike / 12. gold-plated / 13. good-hearted / 14. good-looking /
15. good-natured / 16. good-tempered ... 75. gold brick / 76. gold crest / 77. gold
dust / 78. gold medal / 79. gold mine / 80. gold plate / 81. gold reserve / 82. gold ...
Author: Manik Joshi
Publisher: Manik Joshi
What are “Compound Words”? A compound word consists of two or more base words. Meaning of Compound word is often different from the separate base words. Compound Words and Parts of Speech Compound words are mostly nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Kinds of Compound Words Compound words are of three types: (A). Closed Compound Words: Words are joined together. There is no space or hyphen between the words. Examples: firefly / softball / redhead / keyboard / makeup / notebook (B). Hyphenated Compound Words: Words are joined together by a hyphen. Examples: daughter-in-law / over-the-counter / six-year-old (C). Open Compound Words: Words are not joined together. Words are open or separate. In other words, there is a space between the words. Examples: post office / real estate / full moon / half sister Some general rules regarding use of hyphens:- Compound Adjectives are often hyphenated. If compound adjective precedes a noun, they are hyphenated Examples: low-paying job [low- paying is a compound adjective; job is a noun] easy-going celebrity [easy-going is a compound adjective; celebrity is a noun] Adverbs that end in –ly and compounded with another modifier are generally not hyphenated: Examples: deeply held beliefs genetically modified foods highly placed sources quietly organized meeting ALSO NOTE: 1. Some compound words may have more than one form but these forms may belong to different parts of speech. Examples: bread and butter [open form] [noun] bread-and-butter [closed form] [adjective] charge sheet [open form][noun] chargesheet [closed form] [verb] fast track [open form] [noun] fast-track [hyphenated form] [adjective, verb] first degree [open form] [noun] first-degree [hyphenated form] [adjective] full time [open form] [noun] full-time [hyphenated form] [adjective, adverb] gift wrap [open form] [noun] gift-wrap [hyphenated form] [verb] hard core [open form] [noun] hard-core [hyphenated form] [adjective] hard line [open form] [noun] hard-line [hyphenated form] [adjective] road test [open form] [noun] road-test [hyphenated form] [verb] second hand [open form] [noun] second-home [hyphenated form] [adjective] 2. Some compound words which are hyphenated in American English are not hyphenated in British English. Example: cash-back [American English]; cashback [British English] 3. Compound words are mainly formed in the following ways: (a). adjective + adjective [example: bittersweet] (b). adjective + noun [example: blackboard] (c). adjective + verb [example: broadcast] (d). adjective + past participle [example: cold-blooded] (e). adjective + present participle [example: free-standing] (f). adverb (or preposition) + adjective [example: ingrown] (g). adverb (or preposition) + noun [example: afterlife] (h). adverb (or preposition) + verb [example: cutback] (i). adverb + past participle [example: brightly lit] (j). adverb + present participle [example: long-lasting] (k). noun + adjective [example: blood red] (l). noun + adverb (or preposition) [example: hanger-on] (m). noun + noun [example: airman] (n). noun + verb [example: air-condition] (o). noun + past participle [example: sun-dried] (p). verb + adverb (or preposition) [example: breakdown] (q). verb + noun [example: bathroom] (r). gerund + noun [example: bleaching powder] (s). noun + gerund [example: air-conditioning] Detailed list of Compound words in Alphabetical Order. [All compound words have been grouped according to the parts of speech they belong to.)
In the Fall, Peter McKinnon and I went up to the Gold Mine Territory, so that he
could introduce me to some customers ... I asked where they kept the gold bricks,
until they were ready to be shipped to The Mint in Ottawa, and I was told that I
Author: David Chance
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
There are 2 parts to the book. The first section covers some of the important events that took place around the world, from the early part of the 19th century, up to the years following World War II. It features the 2 men that I have always admired, both of whom planned and fought against tyranny. Neither of these men actually used weapons in the Second World War, but they did what they had to do, to preserve our freedom. The 2 men are Sir Winston Churchill and my father, both of whom had army careers, dad's lasting for 31 years. Churchill's was a much shorter span, before he moved into Politics. The second part of the book gives details of my travels around the world to 42 countries. To do this, I fl ew a total of 964,995 miles, taking 1430 fl ights on 91 different types of aircraft. In addition I have traveled far more than a million miles by car. There were many times that I got very close to having my life cut short, but somehow I managed to survive, as I am still here at age 79. It was all very interesting to me and I hope that I have been able to convey some of this excitement in what I have written.
Would a sudden death of Papa bring us, his small children, out in the open or would Hitler's terrorist attack begin again?
Author: Charles H. Huckabay
Would a sudden death of Papa bring us, his small children, out in the open or would Hitler's terrorist attack begin again? We must protect Papa. How else would we eat? There are so many children lined up against brick walls where blood still runs red. I shudder to think that could be me. Will there be betrayal or will 31528 give me a chance to live?
The True Story of an Immigrant Mining Family Irene Howard. containing the white
hot gold , it ... I was working in the sawmill and I ' d see him from time to time
walking up the hill with a gold brick or two on his shoulders . ” At first the bricks
Author: Irene Howard
Publisher: Between the Lines(CA)
A richly textured literary history of gold-mining and social life on the industrial frontier at the turn of the century.