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Judge Holds Companies Liable for Some Damage

A federal judge found mining companies liable for at least some of the costs of cleaning up pollution of Idaho’s Silver Valley from a century of mining.

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California State Panning Championships—Foresthill, CA Heritage Celebration


Here's the kicker—for every lost flake there was a five minute penalty added to the time. Lost gold generally meant you didn't make it past the preliminaries.

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Picks & Pans: Nuggetshooting Around Cactus


I mostly nugget hunt within the Great Basin and Mojave desert areas of California and Nevada, and less frequently the Sonoran desert of Arizona. I have discovered the gamma grass, sagebrush and creosote areas of the Great Basin and Mojave are friendlier to nuggetshoot than the vegetation within the Sonoran desert.

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The Gold Hill and Iowa Mine, Boise County, Idaho: 1863-1895


In August 1862, prospectors from Walla Walla, Washington, led by George Grimes, discovered gold near the present townsite of Pioneer City. Grimes was killed by Indians shortly after the discovery. The remaining argonauts retreated to Walla Walla. On October 10, 1862, 52 men returned to Grimes Creek. They built a fort and several cabins before continuing their quest for gold.

Teenager Finds Large Nugget


Fourteen-year-old Jacob Hopkins and his father Mike headed out like they do most weekends, to do a little fishing and hunt for gold.

The “Chuck It Out” Nugget


This was no ordinary nugget. It had not traveled very far from its nearby source, and that did mean a lot, as we were searching for the source of several such nuggets found during a gold rush that occurred in 1859.

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