The St. Louis Gold District
February 2009 by Chris RalphA large number of small streams drain the region and nearly every one of those creeks, streams, gulches and other drainages in the area holds some gold. The streams with water offer opportunities to dredgers, panners and snipers.
A group called Michigan Save Our Water Committee is seeking a Michigan ballot measure that would prohibit some types of mining and restrict others.
The Greenwood Gold Project, comprised of a newly-constructed mill and tailings facility utilized in processing ore from the Lexington-Grenoble, Golden Crown and Lone Star deposits, is situated in a mountainous area spanning...
A recent weekend trip found us leaving the Grass Valley, California area to meet up with some friends in Downieville.
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After picking up a large grey rock, ready to discard it, I immediately noted it was extremely heavy. My eyes started getting bigger and bigger as I wiped off the surface dirt and moistened it—the color yellow started showing.
I wanted to become part of the romance of Colorado—to become part of the romance of mining in those majestic mountains. The path ahead of me was much rougher than I anticipated.
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