2005 California State Gold Panning Championships
October 2005 by StaffEach year this annual event is staged to determine just who is the best of the best, and each year this event becomes larger. This time one hundred ninety contestants decided to prove just how good they were.
• Senate moves on ESA reform
• Suit challenges patenting
• Canyon takes its case to the Supreme Court
Nearly a century after the luxury liner RMS Republic sank off Nantucket, treasure hunters are still battling over the ship’s cargo, which some believe includes gold coins now worth more than $1 billion.
- EPA declines to impose additional regulations and financial requirements on hardrock miners
- “Baffling” ruling in suction gold dredging court case
Just as we were sitting down to write this column, a political bombshell was released when Rick Santorum announced he was terminating his efforts to win the Republican Presidential nomination, virtually assuring the nomination will be to Mitt Romney. The remaining candidates, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich appear to have no realistic chances.
• Original Sixteen to One cleared
• Another court case settled
The Bawl Mill • Newmont's Gold Quarry Mine • Drywashing and Detecting for Eluvial Placer Gold Research is the Key to Success—Part II • EPA Offers Liability Protection to Spur Cleanups • Study: West Has Vast Oil Shale Reserves • Picks & Pans: Detecting Micro-Nuggets • The Notch Peak Intrusive • Recovering Fine Gold: Getting the Most from Your Sluice Box • Company Notes • Tales of California Gold Discoveries 2nd in a Series—The Jenny Lind Mine • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices