September 2003 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDRich placer gold deposits were found in the Klondike district of Yukon in 1896, and a wild gold rush ensued. The district is east and southeast of Dawson (pop. 1,300), mostly along Bonanza and Hunker Creeks, and their tributaries.
We’ve been fielding quite a few questions lately from subscribers and manufacturers wanting to know if we are going to host another Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
• Two million acres of proposed habitat
• Last chance for Nevada claim refunds
• California suction gold dredging update
They must have assumed the paystreak was spotty and had been mined out, so they never mined as close to the side of the valley as they should have.
• Hotline turns up the heat
• Mad Men arrested for living up to their name
The main issues in this case involved the DEQ’s authority to regulate discharges under sections 402 and 404 of the Clean Water Act.
And we eventually reached gold. It was a winding crevice of beautiful white quartz lined with small nuggets and loaded with fine gold. There were flakes and small granular pieces—there had to be a hundred or more.
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