California State Open and US National Gold Panning Championships
October 2008 by Don RobinsonOne hundred eighty-six panners went through a wild and woolly two days (August 30 & 31 in Foresthill, Calif.) to determine who had the bragging rights of being the best—at least for one year!
As the mining club in Happy Camp had lowered their initial joining price to something even a dirt-poor, full-time gold dredger like me could afford, I joined—and then impatiently awaited the coming of dredging season.
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.
Many miners know that lead is very commonly associated with silver values, but the truth is that it is also associated with gold values in many locations as well.
All of which brings us back to the question of why we rely so heavily on China in the first place. America’s economy is heavily dependent upon energy and telecommunications, but does that require Chinese manufacturing? Clearly not.
It was the spring and I was planning on dredging the east bank of the Mokelumne River near the whitewater falls of Slaughter House Gulch just out of Pine Grove, California. The water was high and remained that way into July.
...a presentation of these important trends—which coincidentally have dominated the recent news—and my resultant predictions for 2016 and beyond, will make up the majority of this column.
The Bawl Mill • Dredging at Real Del Castillo, Baja • Finding Paystreak Gold With A Metal Detector • General Metals Continues Toward Production • Cedar Rim Opal—Discovery of a Giant Opal Field • "I Got Dusted" • The Trail of ‘98 • Newmont Steps Up For Laid Off Workers • Benton’s Rich Silver • Gold Trader, Employee Charged with Wife’s Killing • Is There A Gold Shortage? • Wyoming Governor Pushes for Uranium Study Release • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices