From Hand Sluice to Dredge
December 2008 by David Shackleton“This here is a sluice,” David said as he held up a long shiny metal object. He explained how, when set in the water properly, heavy objects like gold and lead would be trapped behind the riffles, and the lighter material...
“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”
The recent increased public attention given to Revised Statute 2477 rights-of-way also has been accompanied by an increase in misinformation being spread by some anti-access environmental groups and federal bureaucrats.
Planning for the Northwest Miners Rally 2005, held August 19-20, began with a rocky start in March, with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announcing that it would like to move the rally out of Oroville, Washington, and out...
First, let me say that Eldorado Canyon is what we call this area, but it’s not the real name. It’s a piece of private property where we have permission to metal detect; I do not want to start another gold rush! The property is located in Mariposa County...
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
My long and tedious trip started July 9, 2005, from Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on a flight to Atlanta. I changed planes and continued on to Anchorage, Alaska.
Located in Contra Costa County in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mount Diablo was the site of the largest coal mining operation in the state in the last half of the nineteenth century. The northern foothills of the mountain produced nearly four million tons of coal.
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