Latest California Gold Rush Stories

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

A new study says the mercury used to extract gold from the foothills in California's Great Gold Rush is now trickling towards Central Valley where fisheries, rice fields and wineries abound.

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

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.

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

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 to precious metals such as gold and platinum.

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

The 1848 California Gold Rush went down in American history books forever and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Now there is a new gold rush upon us, the App Rush.

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

Announcing The Fall Colors of Nevada City and Grass Valley, California: Guide to Spectacular Displays as Peak Fall Foliage Approaches 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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.