The Golden Highway—Placer County
November 2004 by Frank Lorey IIILeaving El Dorado County and crossing the middle fork of the American River, the next county along Highway 49, the “Golden Highway,” is Placer County. The county also owes its name to the mining heritage of the gold rush.
What are these rocks?
After removing about six inches of dirt and cobbles, the sound was a bit more recognizable. I was now confident that there was a definite target and not just a ground noise.
Armed officers arrested seven men near Heathrow Airport after they had overpowered staff at a warehouse holding £80 million ($236 million) in gold and cash and began loading gold into the back of a van.
Until just recently, platinum-group metals (PGMs), especially palladium, had been holding their own on the market. But, Russia has now resumed shipments and it has brought prices down.
The Kootenai Tribe has joined Idaho Attorney General AI Lance's suit against the U.S. Forest Service over the Clinton administration's bid to set aside millions of forested acres in the state.
Before it was over, 200 buckets of gravel and gold were swished and swirled in competition to determine who was the best gold panner in the County.
New core samples taken near Caribou, not far from the Continental Divide at the edge of Boulder County, show the potential for major production in coming years, an owner of the mine says.
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