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February 2015 (Vol. 84, No. 6)

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10. For those of you who were able to attend our 2011 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit in Placerville: How would you rate it?
11. We will be hosting "hands-on" training sessions in conjunction with our own gold show April 23-25, 2011, in Placerville California. What type of instruction would you be most interested in?
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