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Barnes Store and Yankee Jims

...there was much speculation about what happened to Yankee Jim after he sold his claims and moved away. Rumors had it that he was involved in many underhanded activities, including arson at several different town sites.

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Historic Mining at Mount Diablo, CA


Located in Contra Costa County in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mount Diablo was the site of the largest coal mining operation in the state in the last half of the nineteenth century. The northern foothills of the mountain produced nearly four million tons of coal.

Melman on Gold & Silver


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• States can manage their own roadless areas
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Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: The Pains of Prospecting


We started off excited and enthusiastic as we began hiking up the river, daydreaming about finding big gold.

Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

Ask the Experts—How do you determine how far a piece of gold has traveled in a stream?


Lightning Creek, British Columbia


Lightning Creek is one of the famous placer gold streams in the Cariboo district of east-central British Columbia, Canada. It is 445 miles, by highway, north of Vancouver, some 50 miles east of the town of Quesnel (pop. 8,500).

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