RE: Pointless trivia (was RE: Unsubstantiated and/or falseallegations)

Subject: RE: Pointless trivia (was RE: Unsubstantiated and/or falseallegations)
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: 'Gene Kim-Eng' <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, AL Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 20:39:20 -0700 (PDT)

Cool.  You wanna know what I think is the coolest bit of technical writing ever written? It was Mark Twain's description of the fire assay process, which you can find in his book "Roughing It."  Even written in his late 19th century style, it was so clear and concise you could use it today as a guide to running the test and you would get good results.


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From: AL Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Pointless trivia (was RE: Unsubstantiated and/or falseallegations)
To: "'Gene Kim-Eng'" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 11:34 PM

More trivia about the Hoover clan....the President's brother perfected heap
leaching of gold ore using cyanide at the mines in Bodie, California. Heap
leaching is a process that sprays a dilute solution of cyanide on a big pile
of crushed ore and as the dilution moves down through the pile gold attaches
to the cyanide and is extracted at the end by running it through charcoal.
It is still used today. The Fort Knox mine north of Fairbanks uses that
process on a low-grade massive deposit.

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