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Glaciers and Placer Gold Deposits

Here we examine where and why placers are found in glaciated landscapes from the Ice Ages.

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


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  • Sage grouse mineral withdrawal cancelled

Feather River Gold


I didn’t think too much of our dredge hole and we were both considering a move when we hit bedrock. There was a good quantity of flakes and fines, but no nuggets.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• California dredging update
• Study: Sage grouse does not need protection
• Tennessee enacts harsh new gold prospecting regulations

MMAC & PLP Update -- 2015 Minerals and Mining Regulatory Reform Act


Is there any hope for a solution? Yes, there is, and we’ve been working with Public Lands for the People, the Minerals and Mining Advisory Council, attorney James Buchal and others on that solution.

Emergency Dredging Closures in Washington State


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) issued emergency rules without public comment just prior to our publication deadline.

Mud Creek Placer Mine Adventure


Gerald Lindsey sat at his desk watching Randy McKinney try to absorb the massive pile of documents he had in front of him. Julie Fowler, Gerald’s secretary of 13 years, tried not to concentrate on the tower of paper as it threatened to topple over. Gerald knew the contents contained data proving one of the richest gold fields in Alaska were on his claims. But how to convince Randy, who was a 4th generation miner and had heard every mining story in the book?

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