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Golden Gamble in Grass Valley

In February 2005 Emgold Mining Corporation, a junior mining company from Canada, submitted its application to the City of Grass Valley, Calif., to reopen the Idaho-Maryland Mine, which closed in 1956. Should the mine open, it will reach full production in 2017 and close around 2027.

This special report is a series of in-depth articles about the proposed mine. To read each chapter, click on the links below.

Preface: YubaNet Launches Special Report: Golden Gamble in Grass Valley

Part 1: Golden Gamble in Grass Valley: Introduction

Part 2: Golden Gamble in Grass Valley: Who is Emgold?

Part 3: Golden Gamble in Grass Valley: Dewatering an Old Gold Mine

Part 4: Golden Gamble in Grass Valley: Tailings to Tiles

Part 5: Golden Gamble in Grass Valley: A Legacy of Risk


Emgold permit application in Grass Valley to be cancelled (September 4, 2012)

Op-Ed: Don Pelton: Handy Reminder: Emgold Pays for EIR by 9/13/12 or Starts Over

Grass Valley City Council Imposes 180-Day Deadline for Emgold's Proposed Mine Project

Op-Ed: Bob Bogart: Emgold admits "the market has spoken" on reopening the Idaho Maryland mine

Op-Ed: Mark Frye: Advice to Emgold: More Answers, Less Name-Calling

Op-Ed | Bob Bogart: The market's assessment of reopening Idaho Maryland mine: Not worth the risk

Op-Ed: Ralph Silberstein: Get the Facts About Emgold's Proposed Mine

OP-ED: Don Pelton: Emgold Continues to Distort Obsolete 2006 Survey Question

OP-ED: Don and Jane Pelton:  New Economic Analysis Needed for Emgold’s Mine Project

New Documents for Emgold's Idaho-Maryland Mine Application Available Online

Idaho-Maryland Mine: Emgold Submits Updated Application to Grass Valley

Op-Ed | CLAIM-GV: Reopen the Idaho-Maryland Mine? Trust, but Verify

Don Pelton: Grass Valley, California Mining Featured in Washington Post

Don Pelton | KVMR: Joe Heckel Explains City’s April 8th Deadline for Idaho-Maryland

Don Pelton: City of Grass Valley Gives Idaho-Maryland Mine an April 8, 2011 Deadline

Don Pelton: Emgold's David Watkinson Sends Puzzling Letter to Planning Commission

Op-Ed: Don Pelton: Emgold: Time to Pull the Plug?

Emgold stock consolidates capital on a 10 old for 1 new basis

Emgold Options a Non-Producing Mine Property on BLM Land in Nevada

Op-Ed: Jane Pelton: In War of Words with Emgold, Dunn Gets Environmental Impact Right

Dunn Capital Partner Withdraws Support on Emgold Mining Corp's Gold Mining Project

Emgold's Grass Valley office up for sale; financing deal with Dunn is off

CLAIM Indexes and Host Comments on Emgold's Idaho-Maryland Mine DEIR

Significant Comments on Idaho-Maryland Mine DEIR from CA State Agencies Surface

CLAIM-GV: Draft EIR for Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine in Grass Valley Inadequate Under CEQA Law

Air Group Delivers Blistering Report to City on Idaho Maryland Mine

NCTC Comments on Idaho-Maryland Mine Project Draft EIR

The Sierra Fund Comments on Idaho-Maryland Mine DEIR

Group Lobbies Grass Valley to Approve Emgold's Proposed Project

Community Organizes to Investigate the Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project in Grass Valley

Residents Ask Grass Valley to Extend Draft EIR Comment Period for Emgold's Proposed Gold Mine

Grass Valley Planning Commissioner Rey Johnson Recuses Himself from Participating on Mine-Related Items

The Idaho-Maryland Mine EIR: Its Purpose, Use, and Public Involvement Steps

New Local Group Is Studying the Mine: Citizens Looking at Impacts of Mining (CLAIM-GV)

Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Report

Grass Valley Hosts Final Workshop on Proposed Emgold Mine Before Release of Draft EIR

Reclamation Plans, Financial Assurances Main Topics of Grass Valley Workshop on Emgold's Proposed Mine

Wolf Creek, Toxics, and Public Services Key Topics at Idaho-Maryland Mine Meeting

City of Grass Valley Schedules 3 Public Information Workshops for the Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

Geology 101 for Grass Valley Residents at Public Workshop on Emgold's Proposed Mine

Public Information Workshop Scheduled For The Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project on Dec. 12, 2007

David Watkinson Appointed President and COO of Emgold Mining Corporation

Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project in Grass Valley: Deadline for public comment is Oct 8; Public meeting on Sept. 20

More Layoffs and Management Changes at Emgold's Proposed Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine in Grass Valley

Golden Bear Ceramics Excluded From West Coast Green Expo

Emgold Forms "Newco" to Raise Capital for Golden Bear Ceramics

Emgold Scales Back Funding for Golden Bear Ceramics, Reduces Operations

Grass Valley City Council Gets Update on Status of Idaho-Maryland Mine Environmental Review

Grass Valley Planning Commission Tours Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Site

Grass Valley Provides Online Information on Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine

Grass Valley Hosts Public Outreach Presentation on Emgold' s proposed mine

Editor's Note: In March 2006, the City of Grass Valley, in an effort to facilitate public participation in its ongoing environmental review of the proposed mine, has posted an Idaho-Maryland Project Public Documents Page on the city's website, available here. Interested parties can access a complete database of downloadable maps, reports, plates, photographs, technical studies, and all public documentation on Emgold's application to reopen the mine. New EIR documents will be added as they become available.



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