PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
RECENT CORE SAMPLES are protected in a wooden crate at the Sutter Gold Mining Company in Sutter Creek. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
GEOLOGIST David Cochrane, points out gold-bearing rock from a core sample taken from the Sutter Gold Mining Company operation in Sutter Creek. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
A TRACK MOUNTED drilling rig bores a hole into a hillside at the Sutter Gold Mining Company's operation near Sutter Creek Thursday May 10. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
A VEERKAMP Engineering worker grades the dirt near the site of the new gold processing mill currently under construction at the Sutter Gold Mining operation in Sutter Creek. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
SUTTER GOLD MINING COMPANY Geologist and Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety David Cochrane studies a vein of gold-bearing quartz rock deep inside the company's access to the Comet and Lincoln Ore Zones in Sutter Creek on May 10. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
A VEHICLE used to transport workers emerges from the entrance to the String Bean Alley Decline; the Sutter Gold Mining Company's access to the Comet and Lincoln ore zones Thursday May 10 in Sutter Creek. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
SHARE prices are posted near the Sutter Gold Mining Company's office entrance on Main Street in Sutter Creek. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

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