California Gold Rush News
California Assembly Member on Professional Athletes and the California Workers' Comp System
Henry Perea discusses closing a loophole in California workers' comp system.
Old Mine Tailings: New Mother Lode For Rare Elements
Prospectors say they have discovered a modern mother lode—not one buried deep within the earth, but sitting on the surface: the tailings of old mines, some dating back to California Gold Rush days. What these contain, though, isn't gold or silver. It's rare earth elements. Rare earth elements were
Defying Death to Hunt for Gold
"Nightline" follows miners on Animal Planet's "Ice Cold Gold" who risk their lives to strike it rich
GPS Astray: Lost in Death Valley
Part 1: Three women's Death Valley day trip soured after their GPS led them to the edge of survival.
Obama's Southern Discomfort (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: WHITE VOTER PROBLEMS. The results of yesterday’s primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky, as well as fresh polling numbers from Florida today, highlight a key challenge President Obama faces this election cycle: He not only has
Thieves Steal $3 Million in Historic Gold Nuggets
Police in Yreka, Calif. are still searching for answers today after thieves stole $3 million worth of historical golden nuggets from a courthouse. The stolen gold collection items date back some 100 years and are historic artifacts from the booming gold rush that took place...
There's Some Truth to 'Follow the Money' at the Coin Trading Show
While the Nation's Money May Be in Short Supply, Its Display Is Proving Popular
Death Valley's Desert Wonders Dazzle Visitors
Death Valley National Park is often called a land of extremes. The 3-million-acre park is the hottest, driest and lowest point in North America, and the varied terrain includes mountains, sand dunes and salt flats. "It is probably the most dynamic, most diverse national park we have in the system.
Panning for gold makes a comeback in bad economy
Ashley Michalak and Nate Neitz are dipping pans of dirt into a long wooden trough on a hot summer day. But these aren't ordinary pans, and it's not ordinary dirt. They're gold pans, and the dirt — they hope — is pay dirt. The two cousins are panning for gold at the Cotton Patch Gold Mine in the