United States National Gold Panning Championships
August 2000 by Michael OkeyCompetition Results
Heclas’s underground Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho is scheduled to reopen following a series of accidents, which included the death of two miners.
I wasn’t so hot in science class as a kid, and I’m regretting spending most of that time in class catching up on sleep or daydreaming about being a big league ball player. Never in a million years would I have guessed that science...
The main issues in this case involved the DEQ’s authority to regulate discharges under sections 402 and 404 of the Clean Water Act.
Having spent 33 years prospecting off and on in this area, this writer has become very familiar with the region, its mines, the gold (hardrock and placer), wildlife, weather, topography, and history—it has been a friend to me.
Today it is getting tougher and tougher to find a place to prospect. There is one significant haven left for the small miner...
• A place for mining equipment "on the cheap"?
I finally got out recently for my first full, long weekend prospecting trip of the year. Normally I would have been out much sooner, but we had a real late spring in the Sierra Nevada this year with lots of late rain and snow continuing through all...
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