Lightning Creek, British Columbia
September 2000 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDLightning Creek is one of the famous placer gold streams in the Cariboo district of east-central British Columbia, Canada. It is 445 miles, by highway, north of Vancouver, some 50 miles east of the town of Quesnel (pop. 8,500).
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On Tuesday morning, August 26, 2010, my clients Michael and Linda Backlund were forced to plead guilty to a charge of violating 36 CFR §261.10(b), which criminalizes maintaining a residence on Forest Service land without authorization “when such authorization is required.” This is a new regulation pursuant to which virtually anything, even a tent, is an unlawful “residence” unless authorized in advance.
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How do sluicing and drywashing compare in effciency?
The potential exists for small-scale placer mining in these pits using a trommel and sluice box or other similar types of equipment.
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