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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.

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2007-07-29 06:20:00

The California Trout environmental and sport fishing group say the state needs greater authority to ban gold seekers from using vacuum or suction dredge machines on rivers and streams where endangered fish species live.


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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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