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New Gold Fever Spurs Reopening of Big Calif. Mine

December 18, 2012 | 10:36 am

New Gold Fever Spurs Reopening of Big Calif. Mine

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by Don Thompson, Associated Press SUTTER CREEK, Calif. (AP) — The gold miners who made California famous were the rugged loners trying to shake nuggets loose from streams or hillsides. The ones who made the state rich were those who worked for big mining companies that blasted gold from an underground world of dust and […]

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Calif. Considers New Gold Mining Rules

May 9, 2011 | 5:06 pm

Calif. Considers New Gold Mining Rules

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Gold prices are up, and California is preparing to allow dredging for gold in rivers and streams. But environmental groups are concerned about the impact to fish habitat. The original 49ers – the prospectors who scoured the Sierra foothills during California’s Gold Rush – mostly relied on a simple and environmentally friendly piece of equipment: […]

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