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October 2016 (Vol. 86, No. 02)

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Featured Article from the October 2016 (Vol. 86, No. 02)
I believe dry washing is an underappreciated prospecting method. There are plenty of places where there is some pretty decent gold to be had, but the spot is a long way from any water and dry processing may well be the best way to go.

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