gold mining

Suction dredging ban a drain for miners

Dennis Robnett estimates a statewide moratorium on suction dredge mining for gold has cut business at Pioneer Mining by 60 percent. The Auburn business is one of many in the moth ...

Dredging ban a big mistake

No reporting on the governor’s biggest blunder of the year? I did not expect the governor to actually sign the bill outlawing dredges, but he did and there has been no outcry f ...

Gold fever strikes

News of 14-year old Jacob Hopkins’ gold discovery in Rollins Lake on July 26 has been spreading across the nation like wildfire. Hopkins’ potato-sized rock containing about s ...