Hardrock in Downieville
November 2000 by Mark MallicoatA recent weekend trip found us leaving the Grass Valley, California area to meet up with some friends in Downieville.
• BLM proposes another fee increase
• Old Roadless Rule blocked
• County attempt to regulate leaching thwarted
• Canyon fights on
• New wilderness passes Senate; faces uphill battle in House
My last update on this adventure was in the April 2012 issue and involved our search for the northern extension of the Cedarberg Mine. At that time we had found it and we were in the process of returning for some detecting when Mother Nature struck with a late rain and snow storm.
Well, the year 2013 is now underway and we have surely entered the “Brave New World” that has followed the election of 2012. From my personal point of view, and I might add, unfortunately, this year and the ones following are beginning to appear that they will turn out to be quite similar to the preceding period.
So, how much rain does it take to cause a major movement of gravels in a stream and redistribute the gold? The technical answer is enough water to move the bed load of the river.
Vice President Al Gore should cease all participation in the Clinton administration's proposal to ban roads and other development in 43 million acres of roadless forests, two GOP committee chairmen say.
It’s been over 2½ years since the Siskiyou Regional Education Project (SREP) filed suit in US District Court against the Siskiyou National Forest (SNF).
• Some good news for a change
• New 49ers win Karuk appeal
• Another Oregon bill of concern
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