Picks & Pans: Arizona Desert Drywashing Adventure
February 2002 by Leonard LeeperAs a dedicated dredger, this was to be a totally different experience. Finding gold without using water seemed almost impossible.
The Obama administration announced on March 5 its decision not to list the sage-grouse as threatened or endangered at the moment, though it left the door wide open to future listing.
While the bullion value of the nugget is already substantial, the size and rarity of the Ausrox Nugget combine to make its worth invaluable in the collector market.
We now have supporters who are well known and connected in Washington, DC, and who state they will assist us in bypassing lower level staffers and getting us face-to-face meetings with Senators.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
- ESA wants a big win, not a win-win
- By The Numbers...
Representatives of every major environmental group in northern Arizona and nearly every American Indian tribe in the region lined up at a public hearing recently to praise officials from the Coconino National Forest.
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