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News updates for the years 2006-2007


November 28, 2007 - Advanced Geologic stakes two new placer gold claims on Foreman Ravine (Foreman's Jackpot #1 & #2). Foreman Ravine is located about five miles north of Taylorsville in the Upper Arm of Indian Valley, on the west side of Mt. Jura. The ravine drains a large portion of the Tertiary auriferous gravels known as the Jura Deposit, which oddly cap the ridges and mountains from Central Plumas County to western Lassen County. In the 1850s, Job Taylor (founder of the Taylorsville) discovered gold in the gravel deposits located at the top of the mountain. His mining claim, referred to as "Taylor Diggings", has a number of workings, including an old cabin and flume, which waters originated several miles away at Taylor Lake. Advanced Geologic has three placer mining claims on Foreman Ravine, one at the base of the mountain (Foreman's Gold) and now two at the headwaters. These mining claims are for sale and will provide years and years of excitement. Please see our list of other mining claims for sale.

November 26, 2007 - Advanced Geologic installs four piezometers on a property along an East Shore at Lake Almanor. Piezometers are perforated plastic pipes that measure groundwater. The property is located on the up hill side of Highway 147 and is being viewed to site a back-up watsewater disposal system for a proposed development along a nearby lakefront property. The piezometers will be monitored throughout the "wet" season to determine if the site is impacted by high groundwater conditions - one of the three main geotechnical criteria required by the State of California Regional Water Quality Control Board prior to issuing the Wastewater Discharge Requirements. The other two criteria are soil profiles and percolation tests, which Advanced Geologic complected the previous month.

This new site brings the total number of properties with piezometer monitoring during the 2007-2008 season to four. The drilling contractor for the project was Andresen Exploration Drilling of Reno, Nevada. Engineering and hydrology of the potential wastewater disposal system will be performed by Lawrence & Associates of Redding, California.

November 14, 2007 - Chief Geologist Charles Watson makes a presentation to the Almanor Basin Watershed Advisory Commission's (ABWAC) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on their plan to monitor water quality of Lake Almanor. The plan included a tri-level proposal (gold, silver and bronze) for what would provide baseline data of lake water quality. The proposal was well received and Advanced Geologic was instructed to modify the proposal down to a single task-oriented proposal, with some modifications.

The plan was then presented later that evening to the ABWAC board who applauded the plan. They directed Advanced Geologic to focus the proposal into a single water quality monitoring plan, concentrating on quality and costs. The November 21 Chester Progressive highlighted the presentation.

October 15, 2007 - Advanced Geologic begins a base-line water quality sampling program for Sheffield Resources in the Lights and Moonlight Creek drainages of northern Indian Valley. This will be a long-term project that will develope base-line data in their efforts to permit and operate the Ingles-Superior Copper Mine.

October 1, 2007 - After months of research and patience, Advanced Geologic filed on 12 high-quality placer mining claims in various drainages of Plumas County. These filings occurred the day after Proof of Labor and/or Intent To Hold Notices were due by the BLM. In these specific claims, these notices had not been files, indicting a lapse and the ground was vacant for acquisition. See these fantastic mining claims here.

September 22, 2007 - Chief Geologist Charles Watson leads a field trip for the Nevada Petroleum Society and presents the field work for their study of the Active Faulting of the Southern Honey Lake Fault Zone. Charles was one of several presenters that made this geologic field trip a grand success!

September 18, 2007 - Chief Geologist Charles Watson conducts another quality tour of the ever beautiful Mammoth Lakes region for Worldwide Country Tours. Highlights of the tour included CO2 gas emissions at Horseshoe Lake, the Earthquake "Fault" or fissure, the discovery of gold in Mammoth Creek, and the geothermal processes at the Mammoth Pacific geothermal power plant The tour concluded with an overview of the Hot Creek recreational area, which has been closed for the past year due to increased geothermal activity.

September 16, 2007 - Chief Geologist Charles Watson conducts a geologic field trip for the Fredericks family of the Drakesbad area of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The Fredericks won the opportunity to attend the field trip during the Chester Rotary Club's annual auction. Charles in an expert of the geology and hydrothermal processes of Hot Springs valley and took the Fredericks family to off-the-trail interesting sites and locations that help tell the fascinating geologic story of the area. In addition, Charles presented his previous work on the legendary Drakesbad Meadow and its alleged "fen". Charles's 2003 research paper concentrated on the soils for the Drakesbad Meadow and the suspected Bathhouse ash layer. The Fredericks had a grand time and encourage other people to take the tour.

September 12, 2007 - Chief Geologist Charles Watson conducts another quality tour of the ever beautiful Mammoth Lakes region for Worldwide Country Tours. Highlights of the tour included CO2 gas emissions at Horseshoe Lake, the Earthquake "Fault" or fissure, the discovery of gold in Mammoth Creek, and the geothermal processes at the Mammoth Pacific geothermal power plant The tour concluded with an overview of the Hot Creek recreational area, which has been closed for the past year due to increased geothermal activity

August 29, 2007 - Chief Geologist Charles Watson conducts a geologic field trip for the Heise family and their friends of the Drakesbad area in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The Heise family won the opportunity to attend this highly sought after field trip during the Chester Rotary Club's annual auction. Charles in an expert of the geology and hydrothermal processes of Hot Springs valley and took the Heise family to several on and off-the-trail sites that helped tell the fascinating geologic story of the area. In addition, Charles presented his previous work on the legendary Drakesbad Meadow and its alleged "fen". Charles's 2003 research paper concentrated on the soils for the Drakesbad Meadow and the "suspected" Bathhouse ash layer, which conclusions surprised everyone! The paper is a landmark documentation of the rich geological history of the valley. It has been quoted several times, including in the new 2009 Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Warner Valley Management Plan. All had a grand time and encourage other people to take the tour as well. Book for your tour arrangements today.

August 13, 2007 - Chief Geologist Charles Watson was given direction from the Lake Almanor Water Quality Subcommittee to create a proposal to perform water quality "trend monitoring" of Lake Almanor.

August 4, 2007 - After more than 13 years, the San Gabriel Newspaper Syndicate stops running the Seismo-Watch earthquake report. A very sad day for all of the Advanced Geologic team. The San Gabriel Newspaper Syndicate began the service in 1994 and published the report in the Pasadena Star, the Whittier News and the San Gabriel News.

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March 23, 2006 - Advanced Geologic moves to their new office at 180 Main Street, Old Town Chester. The office provides ideal location along Highway 36 in the main hub of western Plumas County. The building space was previously a restaurant and still has some its its physical character, including a swinging kitchen door, pantry space and two large rooms that were used for dining. Advanced Geologic has converted the space into a productive office environment with partitions, plants and conference tables. The wall large wall space is ideal for maps and aerial photos and the picture windows are excellent for displaying their noted rock collection. Come by and view our maps and rocks, and chat with about your projects. We'll be glad you did.

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