A Golden Dream Come True
November 2007 by Gus PeppleyWe found the area where this patch of gold nuggets was located by researching several books on old mining districts. By the end of the 2006 winter we had about five different locations that we wanted to investigate.
As a dedicated dredger, this was to be a totally different experience. Finding gold without using water seemed almost impossible.
A National Academy of Sciences report shows that the Environmental Protection Agency greatly underestimated the cancer risks of arsenic in drinking water, according to EPA officials and other environmental experts familiar with the report.
The Foresthill Divide in Placer County, California, has underneath its present surface a multitude of buried river channels, most of which paid enormously well in the Gold Rush years of 1850 to 1890.
A proposed silver and copper mine that would burrow under a wilderness area in northwestern Montana will not affect bull trout, nor will it harm grizzly bears so long as some additional precautions are taken, federal wildlife authorities said.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • Prairie Creek Project Approaches Final Hurdle • Dawson City and the World Gold Panning Championships • Journeys in the Kingman Quadrangle—Part IV • Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre: The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Part II • The Business of Mining—The Benefits of an S Corporation • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • The Risks of Mining Overseas