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Ask The Experts—What Should I Do Next With This Quartz Vein?

I don’t know what to do next. Should I get an assay of the quartz? Can you recommend someone? Should I somehow crush the rock & search for a gold vein? Am I just wasting my time?

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High Court to Reconsider Wilderness Water Rights


The Idaho Supreme Court agreed on November 30 to reconsider its controversial split decision to award the federal government the rights to all unappropriated Salmon River water flowing through three central Idaho wilderness areas.

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• AEMA joins Sage-grouse lawsuit
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California State Panning Championships—Foresthill, CA Heritage Celebration


Here's the kicker—for every lost flake there was a five minute penalty added to the time. Lost gold generally meant you didn't make it past the preliminaries.

A Father and Son Prospecting Adventure


As I write this, I am still on a rush from taking my 9-year-old son, Jeffrey, prospecting for the first time this past weekend. It’s not that he hasn’t been along on numerous outings before: this is the first time that just the two of us went out for a day of drywashing and detecting under the desert sun.

Flood Plain Gold Deposits—What Are They Really?


We just completed a trip to another river, and yes, there was definite movement and redistribution of gravels, and other prospectors have seen this as well.

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