Latest California Gold Rush Stories

Toxic Legacy California Gold Rush
2013-10-29 12:39:15

[ Watch the Video: The Enduring Contaminant Legacy Of The California Gold Rush ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Gold Rush of the 1800s may seem a distant historical phenomenon at this point, but its effects are still being felt in California. According to a new study, the mercury used to extract gold from the foothills is now slowly trickling towards California’s Central Valley where fisheries, rice fields and wineries abound. The miners helped create...

E-Waste A High-Tech Gold Mine
2012-07-06 16:16:06

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For centuries prospectors have sought out new sources of precious minerals, including diamonds and other gems. But the greatest search throughout history has been for gold. The non-corrosive metal was what drew explorers, adventurers and treasure seekers to travel vast distances in hostile and uncharted lands. And yet the gold mines of the future won´t be so hard to find, because these will likely be the massive rubbish...

Asteroid Mining Venture Could Change Supply/Demand Ratio On Earth
2012-04-28 03:17:56

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com On Tuesday, Planetary Resources announced its plan to mine Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs), paving the way for mankind's reach beyond the Earth. This would include mining for raw minerals, ranging from water - which would be required for any future human colonization — and two precious metals such as gold and platinum. “Many of the scarce metals and minerals on Earth are in near-infinite quantities in space,” said Dr. Peter Diamandis,...

Apps Are The New Gold Rush
2012-01-13 07:57:37

In 1848, James W. Marshall's discovery at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California went down in American history books forever and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people after claiming he found gold in the golden state. As news spread, about 300,000 people came out to California, earning themselves the nickname "forty-niners." The Gold Rush led some to riches, and other to the poorhouse as gold went from leaping off the ground, to hiding beneath rocks in riverbeds. There is...

2011-07-07 01:00:00

LONDON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Great American Express Gold Rush Facebook Game has a Prize Fund Worth Over GBP20,000 Today, American Express(R) launches 'The Great American Express Gold Rush', the UK's first ever fantasy gold trading game on Facebook that has a prize fund of over GBP20,000, including solid gold bullion worth GBP10,000. To celebrate the rich rewards offered by The American Express Preferred Rewards...

2010-10-21 00:00:38

Historic Gold Country cities release The Fall Colors of Nevada City & Grass Valley! Delight in the vibrant fall foliage along the western slope of the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains in Nevada County with maps to the most spectacular sites. (PRWEB) October 20, 2010 The twin cities of the Northern Sierra Foothills have published The Fall Colors of Nevada City & Grass Valley to highlight the most brilliant displays in Northern California. And NOW peak season is approaching!...

2009-09-04 09:00:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the rarest and most highly prized minerals in the world is coming to Fernbank Museum of Natural History in the incredible exhibition GOLD. The exhibition, which opens September 26, 2009 and runs through January 3, 2010, explores the historical fascination with this enduring symbol of wealth, beauty, and power. One of the most comprehensive exhibitions ever organized on this valued mineral, GOLD features a dramatic array of extraordinary geological...

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