There’s Still Gold In Oregon’s Umpqua River
January 2008 by David KnowlenThe Umpqua River, located in the heart of western Oregon, flows for several miles nearly alongside Interstate Highway Five.
Back in the early 1800s, there was a gold mine being dug in a mining community called Garden Valley. Garden Valley is located northeast of Sacramento, between Georgetown and Coloma. They called it Garden Valley because there were some miners who thought there might be more money in growing and selling vegetables than in mining for gold.
For those of you who don’t have the time or the means available to find gold, or you are just in the wrong part of the country, there are plenty of options available to purchase precious metals.
A bill that would relax current standards on small mines has passed a House committee.
The proposed mine would be built on state-owned land in the Bristol Bay region, near the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon fishery.
In the July 2003 issue we reported on the case of Public Lands for the People (PLP) members Ron Lex and Ken Waggener (“PLP Members Win Occupancy Case—Appeals Continue”). The two miners were cited for occupying their...
Even though these were some of the earliest placer deposits to be worked, there is still plenty of gold left today—it just takes more work to recover. Knowing about the old locations where gold has been found is the first step to success.
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