Legislative and Regulatory Update
January 2010 by Scott Harn• EPA declares carbon dioxide a threat to environment
• Suction dredging update for California
• California Fish & Game director resigns
• More Merced River restrictions
We are happy to report that the current administration has issued a directive to the Forest Service and BLM to address this concern…
The sluice box is probably the most common gold recovery device after the pan. For centuries, the sluice has been the world’s most popular device for medium to large-scale primary placer gold recovery.
A court ruled that a taxi driver and amateur prospector who unearthed a 14.5-pound (6.6-kg) gold nugget on someone else's land is allowed to keep it.
Take a look at the picture—it’s pretty simple and you can build it yourself.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
After washing the top sixty to ninety feet of gravel, the old- timers hit the bedrock. The bedrock paid one-eighth to one-half of an ounce to the square foot…
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