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Millie's Tailings


"Gold does strange things to people."

Picks & Pans: The Glory Hole


I started the New Year of 1998 with great anticipation of finding that elusive vein of gold. Twice a year I planned my vacation carefully, not to miss the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. I wanted to be smack in the heart of the Downieville gold field.

Ask the Experts


Questions regarding processing black sands

Throw-Away Gold: Back to Basics


Placer mining, whether for profit or recreational purposes, involves separation of free gold from the gold-bearing sands (gangue) of alluvial deposits by methods using specific gravity. The free gold can vary from 17 to 19.3 in specific gravity terms, depending on the alloy mix, which is usually silver, but can be copper, lead, sulfur, tellurium, antimony, or mercury.

Drywashing Moist Dirt


Over the years, I’ve proved to myself over and over again that I don’t have to wait many weeks after rains before I head out to the goldfields to do some gold digging.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


  • Comments needed regarding proposed NEPA improvements
  • Efforts underway to fix the ESA

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