Recreational Gold Panning on the South Yuba River
July 1999 by Associated PressThe Forest Service recently announced a new area set aside for recreational gold panning on the South Yuba River, east of Nevada City.
David N. Skillings, Jr
We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.
Ground sluicing, surfacing and scratching are a few names given to the recovery of gold in shallow areas. Where I live, the hills are dotted with small surface diggings.
Yukon-Nevada received permission last month from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to restart the mill, after the agency determined the company met environmental standards.
During the past decade, gold prices have been on a serious roller coaster ride. This year, the ride has taken a turn for the worse—straight down hill. Members of the precious metals mining industry have been hanging on as tight as they can.
In the four corners region of America there is a place—a very special place—called the Paradox Basin. It appears empty, but is quite full if you look at it from the correct perspective.
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