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May 2016 (Vol. 85, No. 09)

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 Legislative and Regulatory Update
 Another Successful Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit
 How to Stake Your Own Mining Claims—Part II
 MMAC & PLP Update
 Ask The Experts
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Featured Article from the May 2016 (Vol. 85, No. 09)
Chad Lewis of Sacramento got into a good bedrock seam on Monday and was pulling out small chunks of bedrock with embedded gold from he lower pit. Mark Dayton of El Dorado was about ten yards away on the same line, but his spot had some visible quartz mixed in.

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