MINING NEWS: Alaskan dreams of finding the mother lode
After more than 30 years of prospecting, Herschbach fears gold-seeking opportunities will peter out in face of anti-mining initiatives
When Steve Herschbach began his personal quest to find the mother lode with a metal detector on Moore Creek in Alaska’s Iditarod Gold District in 1973, gold prices averaged about $70 an ounce. Nearly 35 years later, the 49-year-old miner may be nearing his goal at the very place he started looking.
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Herschbach acquires Moore Creek claims
New owners discover coarse placer
Tenacious prospector searches for eager explorer
Full Metal options Moore Creek
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