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Ask the Experts — What are Washington state prospecting regulations?

Q: I moved to Washington State in September of 2006. After recently downloading the Washington Gold and Fish Regulations, I was stunned to learn that it will be nearly impossible to prospect or work a located claim in the state of Washington…

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Arizona's Border Silver Camps


Not much has changed along the original stage road that runs easterly from an old schoolhouse northeast of Nogales into the Patagonia Mountains of southern Arizona. Marked on the maps as Duquesne Road, the route has been in use for over 130 years, climbing from the hot desert floor to an almost 6,000-foot elevation pass before dropping back down the eastern slope of the mountains to reach the old mining camps of Washington, Duquesne, and Lochiel.

Original Sixteen to One Goes to Court—Challenges MSHA Citations


Original Sixteen to One Mine, Inc. has experienced unreasonable heavy-handed enforcement by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for the past two years (see ICMJ January 2000 issue). The publicly listed company operates a traditional underground gold mine...

Letter to the Editor


In the August 2000 issue of the Journal, the story of the "Quartszite Area" was most informative and accurate.

Picks & Pans: Confessions of a Professional Nuggetshooter


Howdy, fellow nuggetshooters! My name is Lunk, formerly known as Crummy, a professional nuggetshooter with a few tips for you weekenders who are thinking about going pro.

Detecting in Australia's Etheridge Goldfield


This remote goldfield covers an area of over 13,000 square miles of the Savanna Gulf country of Far North Queensland, Australia.

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ICMJ's 13th Annual Photo Contest


Once again we'd like to thank the many participants in our annual photo contest.  Picking our favorite ten photos is never an easy task, as there were so many great photos from which to choose.

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