August 1999 by W. Dan Hausel"Little Boys who pick up rocks either go to prison or become geologists."
One of the greatest and richest underground placer mines of California was the Hidden Treasure Mine of Placer County.
• Some good news for a change
• New 49ers win Karuk appeal
• Another Oregon bill of concern
- Chinese buyers turn their noses up at new car smell
- Sheriff’s office more than ready for emergencies...in the bathroom
- Saving money by not paying the bill
Gold was mined in the Council Region several years before it was known at Nome, and from this vicinity the prospectors set out and made the Nome placers familiar to the world.
An agreement between developer Teck-Pogo and an environmental group will allow construction work to resume on the Pogo gold mine.
Over the years, I’ve proved to myself over and over again that I don’t have to wait many weeks after rains before I head out to the goldfields to do some gold digging.
This year’s US Gold Panning Championships were held in Gold Bug Park, in Placerville, California. The competition site was set in the park’s pavilion among the trees and adjacent to the stream that runs through the park.
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