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Picks & Pans: Fig Tree, Grape Vine and Good Gold

The south fork of the Yuba River was still too high to cross safely on the first day of the dredging season for 2002, but Leon was able to use this condition to his advantage. He dredged high on the bank where big dredges would not go and produced...

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