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.
Nearly 150 years after gold was discovered in Boulder County along Gold Run Creek, a couple of old mines are slowly cranking back into operation now that excavating the slender veins of precious metal is profitable again.
If there is misleading wording anywhere, it will be in the sample data and in reserve/resource estimates.
Looking for nugget laden bedrock in forested mountain regions, you first need to explore the banks of the gold-bearing streams and look for the bedrock that is exposed as this is your starting point.
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“What A Difference A Day Makes.” That song title accurately describes the huge change in momentum that occurred March 11, 2008, when the central banks of the world announced their rescue plan for the beleaguered international credit system, which appeared to be crumbling right in front of their very eyes.
• Some of us probably recall the saying "the fly in the ointment."...
• "You must be morons to send me this letter!"
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- New Deputy Secretary of Interior
- Case against dredger allowed to proceed
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