Special Suction Dredge Permits in Jeopardy
October 1999 by StaffAs we go to press, Horseshoe Bar Action & Research, a division of the Gold Country Miners small-scale mining club, brought to ICMJ's attention a potentially very significant problem for gold dredgers in California.
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