A Few Reminders About Fraud
August 2004 by StaffSome calls from subscribers and advertisers over the past few months have prompted us to remind both buyers and sellers to be wary of fraudulent activity in the prospecting and mining industry.
The area of interest in this article is in eastern Moffat County, located in northwestern Colorado adjacent to the Wyoming line. It is a high, sagebrush prairie which ranges from 6,200 to 7,200 feet in elevation, north and northwest of the county seat of Craig (pop. 8,000).
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