In this 2006 file photo, Bill Kinzie checks his equipment as he dredges for gold in the Yuba River near Camptonville, Calif. A judge has declared that the state’s moratorium on using suction dredges to sift through gravel violated federal mining law.
In this 2006 file photo, Bill Kinzie checks his equipment as he dredges for gold in the Yuba River near Camptonville, Calif. A judge has declared that the state’s moratorium on using suction dredges to sift through gravel violated federal mining law. Brian Baer Sacramento Bee
In this 2006 file photo, Bill Kinzie checks his equipment as he dredges for gold in the Yuba River near Camptonville, Calif. A judge has declared that the state’s moratorium on using suction dredges to sift through gravel violated federal mining law. Brian Baer Sacramento Bee