You are here: home   Blogs   The GOAT Blog   New podcast: There's (still) gold in them thar hills!
The GOAT Blog

New podcast: There's (still) gold in them thar hills!

Document Actions
Tip Jar Donation

Your donation supports independent non-profit journalism from High Country News.

Cally Carswell | May 25, 2012 08:47 AM

Soaring gold prices are driving a new gold rush, among mining behemoths and small-time prospectors.

West of 100 logoIn the latest episode of West of 100, High Country News contributing editor Jonathan Thompson visits a gold mine and ponders the illusory nature of gold prices, and Hadley Robinson reports from the Klamath River, once a popular destination for hobby prospectors that's now at the center of the controversy over California's ban on suction-dredge mining.

West of 100 is a monthly podcast of compelling stories and ideas. Recent episodes have explored the lost rivers of Western cities, and what we lose when man-made noise overtakes the natural hum of the wild. New episodes come out around the middle of each month. Follow the links above to listen to individual episodes at HCN.org, tune in via our RSS feed, or subscribe for free through iTunes.

Email Newsletter

The West in your Inbox

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Follow our RSS feeds!
  1. Rancher vs BLM: a 20-year standoff ends with tense roundup |
  2. Photos of a standoff | Armed militia members join a Nevada rancher to pro...
  3. The energy haves and have-nots | Will rooftop solar owners get off the grid — and...
  4. Why homes are lost to wildfire | This Forest Service expert says it's as much a soc...
  5. The future of the Sacramento Delta hangs in the balance | But few Californians seem to grasp what is at stak...
  1. Why homes are lost to wildfire | This Forest Service expert says it's as much a soc...
  2. Photos of a standoff | Armed militia members join a Nevada rancher to pro...
  3. The energy haves and have-nots | Will rooftop solar owners get off the grid — and...
  4. Will the Colorado River reach the Gulf of California once more? | Photographs of last month's historic water pulses....
  5. Locals resist a Bakkenization of the Beartooths | South-central Montanans oppose new drilling, forew...
 
© 2014 High Country News, all rights reserved. | privacy policy | terms of use | powered by Plone