Recreational Dredging on the South Yuba River
October 2000 by John SkinnerJoe Williams needs six trips with his faithful wheelbarrow to haul his "back-pack" dredge and camping supplies down into the South Yuba River canyon at the start of each dredging season. The nearest spot to leave his vehicle lies about four miles and, during the hot summers, a canteen of water away. Still, he's been doing it for about fifteen seasons since the 1970s.
"Thanks to your help, the word got out..."
Please note that new mining claims filed on or after September 1, 2019, will be subject to the new fee schedule.
There are clubs with claims in the area and there’s a section of the river open to the public, but the rest of the area is claimed up so do your research first.
• Helium, going up, up and away...
• By the numbers...
• Unsustainable regulations...
This type of thinking will get you discouraged pretty fast, and soon all of your mining equipment will be found gathering dust in your garage.
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