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  • Gold Miners
    1,049 words
    Imagine yourself building a sawmill and all of a sudden you see something shiny in the ground. You pick up the shiny pieces and determine that you just found gold. You go tell your foreman what just occurred. Soon, the news spreads that gold was found. Millions from all around pour into a place they had never seen before. These young white men were in a pursuit for happiness not realizing the hardships they would encounter on the way to California. In January of 1848, James Marshall had a work c...
  • California Gold Rush
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    In the United States, there would be a new overhaul to its identity. By 1848, businesses would eventually see a new and prosperous way to make money. The U.S. also began to see a few cultures begin to spark and the attitudes of people would change, especially their views about taking risks. This overhaul is known as the Gold Rush of California. The Gold Rush made an impact on American society through diversity and people. The traditional beginning of the Gold Rush was the story of James Marshall...
  • Speeches On Strikes Against The Gold Mines
    361 words
    "Gold mining union plans one-day Free State strike " An article dated March 17, 2000 NUM, or South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers, is organizing a one-day strike at Free State gold mines. They are protesting the poverty and job losses from the mines. NUM is the country's biggest mining union with 50,000 members, and on March 22 the strike would affect five gold companies; Anglo Gold Ltd., Gold Fields Ltd., Harmony Gold Co., Avg old and African Rainbow Minerals. NUM spokesman Ikaneng Mat ...
  • Next Type Of Non Porphyry Copper Deposit
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    Copper and Molybdenum Deposits in the United States Copper and molybdenum resources were not recognized as valuable commodities until economic needs demanded the collection and processing of these minerals in large amounts. The most expansive deposits of copper and molybdenum occur in massive low grade ores and are found in intrusive porphyry formations, although many smaller sized but higher grade ores are located in non-porphyry areas. The nation has abundant domestic copper ore reserves but b...
  • Gold Without A Licence
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    The Eureka Stockade The Eureka Stockade was the beginning of a dramatic change in Australian history. Some people say that it changed nothing, but most people believe that it influenced cultural, economic and most recognized, the political outcomes. R. M Hartwell claims 'there was no spectacular change of direction, either in politics or economy, with the discovery of gold. ' However, after the Eureka Stockade, Australia has never been the same. It was a pivotal point in the development of Austr...
  • Gold Miners
    542 words
    The California Gold Rush was not everything that the prospectors, or people searching for gold, believed it would be. They had many different expectations. When the gold miners were going to California to look for gold, they were obviously very excited. When they got there, they thought they would find gold and be rich. However, there were definitely many hardships. The weather there was very hot and the air was dry which made the working conditions difficult. In addition, the miners did not get...
  • Prior To The Gold Rush California
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    The California Gold Rush Shortly after the acquisition of California from Mexico a man by the name of John Sutter arrived in East San Francisco Bay in 1839. Born in Germany he had to leave because he was unable to pay his creditors. With plenty of charm and letters from friends he convinced the Mexican governor of California to award him a land grant of more than 50,000 acres. John Sutter built a stockade and a fort and soon after became referred to as Captain Sutter, and his riverbank establish...

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