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!
Trail to Treasure
We are both very experienced working this type of ground, and we quickly found the pay layer where we would focus our efforts. The bedrock has good gold, but so does the red hard pan.
Guinea Africa: Gold, Ebola, and A Monkey Barbecue
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
BLM Flexes Its Muscles in Quartzsite
Somehow the Bureau of Land Management seems to have forgotten that they work for the people.
Re-Opening Nevada’s Relief Canyon Mine
When I read about these new discoveries, I often wonder how the original operators ignored all the additional ore. Yet this has happened again and again in Nevada and many other places.
We had discovered during previous trips that some of the staff members had difficulty comprehending the specific issues related to mining, so prior to heading back to DC, we laid out the reasons for our proposed legislation...
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Nevada proposal to cap tax deductions for mining businesses stalls
• NEPA gets a much needed update
• Army Corps to release review of Pebble Mine
Time to File Claims in Southern California
Bottom line for you fellow miners: file your claims now in these areas or risk being forever locked out!
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