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...
…a half-dozen dredgers have completed the appropriate paperwork and are conducting dredging operations at this juncture. They hope to expand these efforts to other western states in the near future.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
PLF scores another win for property rights
Endangered Species Act is a Mess
You’ve likely read about some of the problems with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the Legislative Update section, and in previous issues of our publication. The problems never seem to end, and it is way past the time for reform. A current story highlights some of these problems.
Reading A River: Finding The Paystreaks—Part I
How to read a river to find gold: The exact point where you choose to dig for gold makes a big difference because the placer gold deposits formed in rivers and streams are anything but uniform—some parts are rich in gold...
Placer Gold Deposits of Utah
The placer deposits of Utah occur in two distinct types of environments. These are 1) placers found adjacent to, and derived from, gold, silver and base-metal deposits; and 2) placers found in major rivers and derived from unknown, distant sources.
Prospecting for Hardrock Gold - "Eureka!" (Part III)
A quartz piece was rolled over and there it was, staring right at us—beautiful, coarse gold coming right out of the quartz rock. It was almost the size of a softball, and it looked like over one quarter of it had gold throughout!
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