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EPA Offers Liability Protection to Spur Cleanups

Environmental groups that volunteer to help government and businesses clean up waste from mine drainage in the West won’t be held liable if there are future disputes over the pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

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Newmont Steps Up For Laid Off Workers


Newmont Mining Corp. covered the final uncashed paychecks of workers who were laid off in August from the Jerritt Canyon Mine by another mining outfit.

Oregon Requires Permit for Hand Sluicing


At the time of this writing the draft permit for dredging in Oregon, which may also include small-scale operations like hand sluicing or possibly even panning, was not available for public comment or review.

Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

Jackson Hole Gold, Wyoming


Placer gold was found near South Pass, at the south end of the Wind River Mountains, in 1842, and lode gold was discovered in the same area in 1867. The principal gold rush was between 1867 and 1874.

The Fine Art of Panning Heavy Sands


The fine art of panning heavy sands requires a measure of patience. If you enjoy panning gold, you ought to enjoy this too, once you get the hang of it.

Critical Minerals: Gold


A few quick calculations show that approximately 11 tons of gold are lost each year just in the manufacture of new cell phones.

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