California State Gold Panning Championships
October 2006 by StaffThe California State Gold Panning Championships are part of the Foresthill Heritage Celebration, which has increased in stature a lot this year. The addition and growth of the annual California State Lumberjack Championships to...
Joe Williams needs six trips with his faithful wheelbarrow to haul his "back-pack" dredge and camping supplies down into the South Yuba River canyon at the start of each dredging season. The nearest spot to leave his vehicle lies about four miles and, during the hot summers, a canteen of water away. Still, he's been doing it for about fifteen seasons since the 1970s.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
I have a slight mental disorder. It causes frequent lapses in common sense, good judgment and bouts of high fever—gold fever.
While 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.
It’s been seven years since Forrest Fenn announced the existence of the buried treasure, said to be worth nearly $2 million. It has prompted thousands to comb areas of New Mexico, Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere.
Q: How about an article on understanding core samples? I am getting emails from mining companies with core sample reports and I am not sure as to what I am reading!
A major slump in the gold mining industry is taking its toll on central Nevada, where county commissioners are planning a 30 percent across-the-board spending cut beginning July 1.
The Bawl Mill • The Plumas Eureka District • Mergers Continue at Record Pace • The Yukon-Klonkide Goldfields—Part II • Foreign Investment Hits More Roadblocks • The Treasure Detective—Part IV The Story of Goldstone Nuggets • Another Uranium Boom in the West • Court: Kennecott Eagle Minerals Application Complete • Remote Mining Camps of Yuma County • The Robin Redbreast Lode • Final Buckhorn Mountain Study Released • Melman on Gold & Silver