Picks & Pans: More Big River Dredging in Northern California
December 2000 by Tom KitcharAs the mining club in Happy Camp had lowered their initial joining price to something even a dirt-poor, full-time gold dredger like me could afford, I joined—and then impatiently awaited the coming of dredging season.
My girlfriend Beth and I decided to take our canoe down the Yukon and do some gold dredging...
The first thing a person should do is seriously consider whether they want to go mining as a hobby or a business, and the tax implications of the choice.
Because September 1 falls on a Sunday this year; and Monday, September 2, is a holiday, the BLM will accept yearly filings through September 3.
Old tailing piles extend for miles. There was still plenty of water flowing here, so WPA members set up highbankers at several settling ponds.
The Gold Hill (Clifton) mining district is located 162 miles, by road, west of Salt Lake City. All but the last 12 miles of road is paved. The settlement of Gold Hill (pop. 10) lies at an elevation of 5,321 feet in desert mountains, the highest of which, Dutch Mountain, is 7,800 feet above sea level. Ponderosa pine grows at the highest elevations, with a zone of pinyons and junipers below that.
Confluences of placer streams are well known as concentration sites for heavy minerals. The basic reason is that...
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