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Alaska and Nevada Continue to Lead the Pack

Alaska’s mining industry posted a record-breaking year in 2006, largely because of the high prices for zinc and other metals, state officials said.

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Mystery of Olmec Jade Solved


Since the 18th century, collectors, geologists and archaeologists have sought the answer to a frustrating mystery: The ancient Olmecs fashioned statues out of striking blue-green jade, but the stone itself was nowhere to be found in the Americas.

The Yukon-Klondike Goldfields—Part I


There has been more written on the Klondike Gold Rush than any rush in the history of the world. Some highlights have been written below, a mere grain of sand of information to glean. The price of gold during the 1890s averaged $20.67 per ounce.

Detecting Alluvial Bench Deposits


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Lawsuit to Challenge New Forest Service Regulations


The Forest Service has been busy lately, promulgating rules and regulations that will negatively impact small miners and prospectors. Public Lands for the People (PLP) is taking action to put a stop to it.

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Buying or Investing in Mineral Properties


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