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Picks & Pans—In Search of Nome Creek Gold

My father recalled fondly his early years of flying his Super Cub into the Preacher Creek watershed in search of game and gold, landing on wind blown ridges traversed by the giant Porcupine caribou herd that frequented the area.

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• New California suction gold dredging regulations released—and they are just as bad as we predicted
• Dredgers file US Supreme Court response in Oregon case
• Washington State pushes same suction gold dredging narrative
• Pentagon reverses decision on rare earth projects

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It was June 6th, 1999 at 7:00 am when I started hiking to the river with my final load of dredge equipment. Hearing the flow of water in the South Fork of the Yuba River and the call of birds up and down the canyon, I added some whistles of my own just to annoy the nearby birds.

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