2006 US Gold Panning Championships
July 2006 by StaffThis year’s US Gold Panning Championships were held in Gold Bug Park, in Placerville, California. The competition site was set in the park’s pavilion among the trees and adjacent to the stream that runs through the park.
Nearly 150 years after gold was discovered in Boulder County along Gold Run Creek, a couple of old mines are slowly cranking back into operation now that excavating the slender veins of precious metal is profitable again.
Every so often, deadlines are a real pain in the neck! That is truly the case this month as we must complete these musings prior to the Vice Presidential debates as well as the last two Obama-Romney encounters.
In the April 2001 issue of ICMJ, we published the opening statement of Michael Miller, President of Original Sixteen to One, in his administrative challenge of MSHA citations. Following is Michael Miller’s closing statement.
• California suction dredgers had better prepare for battle
Siskiyou Regional Education Project (SREP) v. US Forest Service was appealed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; the Karuk's have abandoned their latest request for emergency regulations in California; and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board seeking comments "to protect stream and wetland systems."
Our group of six met in Foresthill, California, in mid-November. The weather was crisp, but not too cold. We had planned this trip on short notice and were all eager for the adventure ahead.
The Bradshaw Mountains, southeast of the old territorial capital city of Prescott, contain traces of many old mines and the railroads that were built to serve them.
The Bawl Mill • Detecting at Old Hydraulic Mines • Montana Postpones Mining Rule • Sydney Resource Corp. Ventures into Canada and Mexico • The Treasure Detective • The Small Hardrock Mill—Part I • The Iditarod-Innoko Goldfields • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver • Agnico-Eagle to Open Gold Mine in Finland