Mark Twain has described a mine as "a hole in the ground owned by a liar."

- This quote was attributed to Mark Twain in The Autobiography of John Hays Hammond (Farrar & Rinehart, 1935), p. 97. Although Hammond knew Twain personally, there is no other authentic record that Mark Twain made this statement.

If there is so much gold in the ground why can they not mine it continously?

You ever watch the gold mining show on the Tv and see how hard they work ?