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2002 California State Gold Panning Championships—Foresthill, California

For the second year in a row the historic mining town of Foresthill hosted the California State Gold Panning Championships. The State Championships are sponsored by the Mother Lode Goldhounds, a California non-profit corporation.

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The Gold of Yuba County


The Yuba County area of northern California is so rich in mining history that it should not be overlooked while exploring the potential placer mining locations. The incredible wealth that came from the myriad of placer deposits leads many to continue exploring the rivers and streams for more treasure.

Melman on Gold & Silver


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Will California Dredging Survive?


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New Quarry Regulations in West Virginia


Quarry operators would face tighter state regulations under proposed legislation that moved a step closer to approval recently.

Ask the Experts


Q: Does anyone know of an electrowinning instrument that will plate (heavy plate) rhodium and iridium? I have both in solution. (Solution content = 262.9 oz/ton of iridium; 14.9 oz/ton rhodium.)
If I have precious metals in solution in bulk, say 620 to 1,000 gallons, is there a facility to extract the precious metals out? If so, can each be isolated?

Picks & Pans: An Exciting Hobby


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China Will Put Rio Tinto Employees on Trial


The Australian government confirmed it was notified that a Shanghai court will try the four Rio employees including an Australian national.

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