Quarry Near Cupertino Proposes Carving Away Scenic RidgeSanta Clara County is preparing for a legal battle with the Lehigh Hanson cement company near Cupertino over the rights to develop a hilltop directly adjacent to the Rancho San Antonio County Park, one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the South Bay.
Feds Say Endangered Wildflower Near Planned Nevada Lithium Mine Should Be ProtectedAn extremely rare wildflower that grows only in Nevada’s high desert where an Australian mining company wants to dig for lithium should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.
Man Suspected Of Burglarizing Gold Rush-Era Mine Museum In Amador CountyA man was arrested early Thursday morning after allegedly breaking into a Gold Rush-era mining museum in Amador County and stealing several items, according to authorities.
Asteroid Passing By Earth May Be Worth $5.4 TrillionAn asteroid that could contain trillions of dollars’ worth of precious platinum is set to zoom past Earth Sunday.
Worker Critically Injured In Accident While Doing Repair Work To Mine Near AntiochA worker was critically injured in one of the mines at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve near Antioch Tuesday , according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
California Gold Rush-Era Discards Could Be New-Tech BonanzaThere's a rush in the U.S. to find key components of cellphones, televisions, and other electronic devices, and old mine tailings piles scattered around the West just might be the answer.
Metal Price Surge Prompting Revival Of California Gold Country Mining With the price of the metal near historic highs, hovering around $1,700 an ounce, the first large-scale hard rock gold mining operation in a half-century is coming back to life.
$2M In Gold, Gems Stolen From Mariposa Mining Museum In Brazen Daytime RobberyCalifornia investigators were looking for thieves who made off with an estimated $2 million in precious gems and gold from a Central Valley museum during a brazen daytime robbery.