Placer mining specifically removes toxic metals from our Waters of the state like lead and Mercury. There is no other industry out there that does this without compensation. There is evidence that shows the fish are actually attracted to suction dredges and feed on the tailings and suspended sediments that exist around the discharge. This industry has been impacted by over-regulation and misunderstanding. We must seek to remain independent from the worlds need for precious metals and resources and in the meantime. Thank you.