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Ask The Experts—Where Would The Most Gold Tend To Be In This Deposit?

Q: I live in SW Oregon, Gold Beach... I am getting small gold from this paleoplacer. Where would the most gold tend to be, in the sediment holding the pebbles together or in certain...rocks such as quartz breccia in the conglomerate?

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Oil Seeps in Arizona


Compared to California, Arizona has virtually no oil seeps. But, the great Permian Basin of West Texas has virtually none either. Arizona has something that neither California nor Texas have, and that is public lands that are open for leasing. The northern half of Arizona has more seeps and is thus of greater interest, but it would be foolish to disregard the southern half because giant oil and natural gas fields could underlie some of the broad desert valleys.

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Excerpts for CMJ published 50 years ago this month.

125 Years of Mining History in the Panamints


Two years after California's major gold discovery, another find was made in Ballarat, Australia. The news of the discovery went world-wide, and many of the California prospectors had heard plenty about Australian gold—especially the 2,284-ounce nugget found there.

BLM Wants to Withdraw South Pass Public Land


The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to close off nearly 5,000 acres of public land on South Pass for the next two years while a plan is developed for designating portions of Sweetwater River as wild and scenic.

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Sterling Mining Company has resumed initial production at the Sunshine Mine in Idaho. The company  anticipates a steady increase in production over the next three years until an average daily processing rate of 1,000 tons per day is achieved.

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