Gold & Fish in Washington
April 2001 by Greg ChristensenOn February 16, 2001, in Olympia, Washington, a very unusual thing happened—prospectors and officials of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) finally engaged in a true dialogue and discovered that they weren’t enemies after all!
The extraordinary rebound in gold prices is claiming some unlikely victims—a few of the gold mining companies themselves.
My hunch was that the gold is coming down the apron, falling off to both sides and into both gulches. I say that because the gold we found previously has the same characteristics and color across the entire area.
• Critical minerals a priority
• Montana miners win again
• MSHA backs down
• Environmental groups as foreign agents
The solution focused on the relative difference in malleability between gold and waste, rather than the difference in density exploited by gravity circuits.
I learned the next day that I was not the only one that had crossed paths with a bear. Dick told us about his harrowing experience from the previous night.
• No Adventure Pass needed
• Supreme Court of Canada rules on aboriginal title claims
• No agreement reached in suction gold dredge permitting case
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