Latest Dredging Stories

2012-04-10 23:00:54

Gold Prospectors Association of America: Two retired EPA scientists say suction dredge mining does not harm fish and can actually improve fish habitat. (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 Despite claims by environmentalists that small-scale suction dredge gold mining harms fish, it can actually improve fish habitat, scientists say. Radical claims by some environmental groups in recent years have led to a suction dredging ban in California, while the practice remains legal in all other U.S. states. The...

2011-08-02 10:08:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SOUTH AMERICAN MINERALS, INC. (SAMM-TRADED OTC PINK SHEETS) The Company has been advised that its wholly owned subsidiary North American Resources Ltd. Inc. (NARIL), has formed a Limited Partnership for the purpose of purchasing a Cutter-head dredge and associated equipment to be placed in operation on the 25 square mile concession on which NARIL currently operates four hydraulic suction dredges in and adjacent to the Konawaruk River located in the...

2011-07-01 06:30:00

CONCORD, Calif., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is full of suction dredge gold miners celebrating a line-item veto that Governor Brown made in the final State Budget today. "This is the vindication we've been waiting for," says owner Mike Dunn. Suction dredge mining in California has been under a temporary moratorium since 2009, when the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) began conducting an...

2011-06-22 15:59:00

CONCORD, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop and headquarters for California suction dredge miners, recently got a boost from Washington DC. Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) is mad as hell and wants Governor Brown's assistance to squash 2 paragraphs of impending legislation which, if enacted, will kill the California suction gold mining industry. In a terse written communication yesterday to Governor Brown,...

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