California Dredgers Shafted by Assembly Democrats
July 2010 by Scott HarnLegislation designed to provide full permit refunds to all suction dredge miners in California has been hijacked in an Assembly policy committee.
Down around 10 or 12 inches I hit a large cobble that appeared to be one type of hot rock for this area. I thought bad things about the new technology until I checked the rock.
Over 100 years of placer mining on the Kenai Peninsula has produced about 133,800 ounces of gold. Hard rock mines produced an additional 30,000 ounces. Suction dredging is currently the dominate mining method.
Queensland produces about 25-28 tons of gold per year, which, while not in the same class as South Africa or North America, is still a respectable output.
A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more...
Have you ever waded through your pile of Mining Journals looking for a particular article? The annual index, published each December is a great help, but I have a better idea.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
It could be worth $250! We are on a quest to find out who has the oldest surviving copy of our monthly Journal.
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