Quantcast

Latest hydraulic mining 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.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.