gold

Chavez Classic girls basketball tournament gets underway today

The Lincoln High girls basketball Chavez Classic tipped off with a game Wednesday and will now continue Thursday through Saturday pitting some of the area’s top teams both va ...

Media Life: Treasure turns up in darndest places but not gold-coin couple

May is the target date for a portion of the $10 million in gold coins from the 1800s found by a Gold Country couple to start turning up on Amazon.com’s collectibles site. By ...

Media Life: Digging into Placer’s Oscar connectivity; deepening gold-coin mystery

  Placer County’s return to the big screen in a major motion picture has culminated with that movie getting some heavyweight industry respect this week at the Academy A ...

Burying hoard of gold coins in backyard could be costly mistake

The Auburn-area soil is soft from a series of rainstorms and Gold Country imaginations these days are fertile with the prospect of finding buried treasure. After all, it was only ...

Mystery gold coin cache found in Auburn area? Speculation abounds

A sense of wonder is competing with a sense of mystery to fire the imaginations of Auburn-area residents as they speculate on whether the couple who found a $10 million cache of go ...

Spirit of 49er gold fever alive and well in Auburn State Recreation Area

The glow in the sand in the water at my feet was unmistakable. Gold. Add the exclamation mark, if you wish. Less than two weeks later, I was back at the same spot at the American ...

The sport of hunting gold

It is no secret that the lure bringing thousands of people to California was gold. Having lived in the gold country for many years, I became familiar with the phenomena that trigge ...

Higher gold prices make small-town jewelry stores bigger targets

Take an economic downturn that has hit the Placer County area hard. Add rapidly escalating gold and silver prices. And wait for criminals to strike. Lincoln, Auburn and Nevada Cit ...