Picks & Pans: Dredging and Detecting in Sierra City
October 2003 by Chris RalphEvery year for the past several years I have taken a prospecting trip to Sierra City, California, to dredge on a friend’s claim. Sierra City is a historic gold rush town of a little more than 200 persons. Known mostly for its rich lode mines, it also had...
Worldwide silver production is expected to increase annually, reaching 567 million ounces by 2001, up from 1997 levels of 501.9 million ounces...
It took two days to determine the best of the best, and it was a fight to the end.
It was a milestone day in the battle to maintain the rights of miners to dredge on federal mining claims in California.
There are many factors that affect the price of gold. It appears to us that the majority of them are now pointing to higher prices, not lower.
Dredges actually do pretty well in freezing conditions. There are a few tips you should know, however.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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