posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 07:59 PM
Would have been great in Calif except for the ban on dredging because they claim that the Dredges put mercury in the streams and rivers.
The only problems are the fact that no one uses mercury when dredging.
and as a state wide ban it violates federal laws.
It also violates the Fifth Amendment as a taking.
This part is going to federal court in a number of suits over this ban and the tax payers will have to pay when the state looses.
Some of these dredgers have recovered 10 to 20 ounces a summer and have for years.
Under the taking clause of the 5th Amendment the state deprived these people of this yearly gold recovery.
at $1100 a ounce x 20 = $231.000