An Unusual Death in Downieville's Gold Rush
May 2000 by Richard H. Peterson, PhDWhile women were extremely rare in the early California gold camps, their relative absence did not always guarantee their safety or protection if they happened to be of Mexican nationality. The most memorable, graphic example of this tendency took place in Downieville, seat of Sierra County located on a fork of the Yuba River.
Noted antitrusts and securities law firm specialist, Berger & Montague of Philadelphia, has been retained by the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) in order to assist in its investigation into the alleged manipulation of the gold market.
Legislation to allow the Idaho treasurer to invest in gold and silver that must be physically stored in Idaho is headed to the full House.
We asked several writers and professionals to recommend their favorite books or publications that they thought would benefit prospectors and miners. Each recommendation is followed by a rating of beginner, intermediate, or advanced prospector or miner, or a rating of “general” (for all levels).
I could see lots of quartz, both loose on the hillsides and in the numerous small prospect diggings. There was a small gold rush here more than a century ago.
We believe this possibility of a housing crisis is an important consideration in our prediction of a positive price market for the precious metals this year.
Last month, the earliest mining areas of the Bradshaw Mountains around Prescott, AZ, were explored in the first part of the article. The Lynx Creek and Walker areas still provide many opportunities for weekend prospectors...
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