Cal-Gold Closes Shop After 30 Years
September 2007 by Staff“It is with great sadness that after more than 30 years in business in Pasedena, Cal-Gold will close its doors,”
While researching this latest citation I was referred to Public Lands for the People (PLP) in California...
Most of the old large gold dredging operations used a trommel. The trommel consisted of a long metal cylinder made of heavy punch plate in which the small gravel, black sands, and gold would fall though holes and end up in banks of sluices.
The year was 1946, the war was over, and we three brothers were working for Douglas Aircraft, in Santa Monica, California. Jim and I had returned to jobs we held before entering the Navy and George was a “new hire,” having just finished a four-year hitch as a Navy Flight Crewman.
Quarry operators would face tighter state regulations under proposed legislation that moved a step closer to approval recently.
They must have assumed the paystreak was spotty and had been mined out, so they never mined as close to the side of the valley as they should have.
In this installment we will finish up our discussion of how primary hardrock gold deposits form. Understanding how rock alteration works can lead to some good ideas for exploring around old mining districts.
I’ve been fascinated by iron minerals for many years. So let’s take a look at this very interesting and colorful element.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • Mining Gold at 16,000 Feet • Locating a New Nugget Patch • Journeys in the Kingman Quadrangle—Part II • The American Hill Mine • In Pursuit of Gold & Silver in the Sierra Madres—The Plan • The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007 • Prison Time Handed Out for Gold and Silver Thefts • Northern Dynasty Chooses Partner for Pebble • Melman on Gold & Silver • Looking Back • Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices