mining

Sierra Fund finds toxins in Foresthill paths and fish

Gold country’s mining history is still present – and lethal – in some of its trails and waterways, and a local environmental group will present research in Forest ...

Auburn canyon no wilderness

As a water resources engineer and former Auburn resident married to a third-generation Auburn native, I had to chuckle at the sub-header on the article regarding the funding pact f ...

Help California move forward

Recently Gov. (Jerry) Brown extended the moratorium on gold (suction) dredging in the state of California until 2014. This adds up to five years of not dredging in this state. Gov. ...

Suction dredging ban a drag 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 ...

No to child slave mining

Child slave mining is a big no-no in our world, especially in the U.S., where we mine for uranium, plutonium and coal. When a spark strikes in the mine, the mine and kids burn. Th ...