Picks & Pans: The Perfect Paystreak
June 2005 by Ed "Ski" SzynkowskiI have never heard how Browns Creek got its name but this pristine Northern California stream, which splashes its way from Deer Lick Springs on the Shasta County line to the Trinity River below Junction City, could easily have been called...
All 28 groups listed agree that Section 402 of the Clean Water Act does not apply and no dredge miner should be asking a state or federal agency for such a permit.
Seven legendary figures of American mining will be enshrined in the National Mining Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Saturday, September 7, 2002, at The Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
During the great uranium rush of the late 1940s, thousands of prospectors spread out all over the western United States sampling rock outcrops for traces of radioactivity.
The objective was to pan down all the material from the three-gallon bucket, extract the gold into a small vial, and then signal completion. Every lost flake added a five-minute penalty.
Tuesday morning started off much like Monday except Jack wasn’t packing a bunch of drill bits. We wandered off toward the bottom of the raise, adjusted our bed boards, had a cup of coffee from our buckets, and smoked a cigarette. Then Jack stretched, stood up, and remarked, “Guess I might as well go up and see what it looks like. You wait here for now. When I call down, send up a section of ladder and eight laggings.”
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