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2011-06-14 17:27:00

CONCORD, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, has recently become the California headquarters for suction dredge gold miners whose industry faces permanent closure if 2 paragraphs of erroneous language are not deleted during the current Budget battle. "We are trying to alert the Legislators and Governor Jerry Brown about this erroneous budget information before a death blow is dealt to the...

2011-06-14 14:40:00

Coalition Calls on Congress to pass the Ramp Act as soon as possible WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Fairness Coalition today was very pleased that U.S. Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-Southwest Louisiana) announced that H.R. 104, The RAMP Act, signed Representative Bob Gibbs (OH-18) as its 100th cosponsor. Representative Gibbs serves as the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water...

2011-06-09 18:55:00

CONCORD, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is bustling with suction dredge gold miners who are anxiously seeking a last-minute deletion of a math mistake in the current State Budget battle. "This is a new financial disaster headed straight to the heart of the Golden State," says owner Mike Dunn. What the gold miners and Dunn are in upheaval about is a proposed budget "cut" of a...

2011-06-09 14:20:00

CONCORD, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is bustling with suction dredge gold miners who are anxiously trying to get information about what is going on in Sacramento. "This is a new financial disaster headed straight to the heart of the Golden State," says owner Mike Dunn. Pointing to legal documents from then-Attorney General Jerry Brown, Dunn says adamantly "The question of solvency...

2011-06-06 15:06:00

CONCORD, Calif., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop in the Bay Area, has been building inventory of gold mining equipment in anticipation of the season re-opening in November. That anticipation is quickly fading and scorn for the California Legislature is taking its place, for owner Mike Dunn. Pointing to a hefty 1,500-page scientific report, Dunn declares, "The Legislature is trying to prohibit the science from being...

2011-05-31 12:37:00

CONCORD, Calif., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop, has been looking forward to the relief of November like salve applied to a burn. Owner Mike Dunn's anticipation of relief was suddenly diverted 2 weeks ago, when the California Legislature began shuffling last minute trailer budget bill language which, if passed, will kill the suction gold mining industry and cost the Golden State $23 to $70 million annually. In...

2011-05-22 00:02:20

Petrocon Corporation, a national business-to-business buying group and wholesaler of commodity materials, will work with the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) to offer its members the benefits of joining Petrocon's innovative commercial buying program. Frederick, MD (PRWEB) May 20, 2011 Petrocon Corporation, a national business-to-business buying group and wholesaler of commodity materials will work with the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) to offer its members the benefits of joining...

2011-03-22 11:30:00

RICHMOND, Va., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Ellicott Dredge Enterprises, LLC, a Markel Ventures company, has acquired the European and U.S. operations of Rohr Bagger GmbH and its affiliates. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Rohr companies are leading manufacturers of automated floating clamshell and bucket ladder dredge systems for the sand and gravel and aggregates industries. Ellicott is a world leader in the...

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2010-12-24 11:07:06

General Electric said on Thursday that it is on track to complete a $500 million toxic waste cleanup project in New York's Hudson river to settle a decade-old battle with U.S. environmental authorities. GE said it informed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it will complete the second and final phase of the Hudson riverbed dredging project during the Spring of 2011. It said it had set aside $500 million for the project and that it "expects this step will resolve future...

2010-06-03 16:07:00

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) is pleased to hear that BP will be funding all six berm sites for the temporary protection of Louisiana's marshes and wetlands. DCA members look forward to working with all the parties involved with this permit process, including the Coast Guard, the State of Louisiana and its parishes, BP, and the Corps of Engineers to discuss the logistics, operations and processes that will be involved with this...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'