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Bucket Line Dredges

For many years, mechanical mining in waterways was seen as an impossibility by miners, especially in the Western US. The few dredges that had been tried at various locations were generally built on designs similar to those that had been used in harbor excavation work, but it was found that they were...

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The Boludo Placers, Sonora


The Boludo placers described here include gravels that have been listed under many different names, including Altar, Golden Triangle, Llanos del Oro, San Francisco, and Trincheras, among others. The placers are on desert flats at the northwest end of Sierra Santa Rosa, about 2,600 feet above sea level. It is in a region of northwest-trending mountain ranges separated by broad desert valleys.

Miner's Cabin—Red Shack Territory


As we approached the river the view was outstanding and the sight was encouraging. A ravine coming down on the right side had been worked heavily, with rock piled back on each side. That surely meant there was gold somewhere close.

Home Office Deductions


The Internal Revenue Service recently announced (IR-2013-5) a new, simplified option for those who use a home office, which would apply to owners of home-based mining or prospecting operations and businesses.

The Bombarded 38' Parallel


A 1,200-mile long east-west zone, containing unusual geologic features, has been recognized in the eastern half of the United States for over 100 years. It coincides, in a general way, with the 38° parallel. There are as many opinions on the origin of the features as there are geologists. Most of the features are circular or oval in form, and some are concealed by younger rocks. They are found in 8 states, from Kansas east to Virginia.

Looking Back


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

Ask the Experts—Are you able to advise me on the status of HR3824?


Q: I am doing research regarding potential litigation involving the Endangered Species Act. Are you able to advise me on the status of the following:? HR 3824, The Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005 (TESRA) introduced in the House of Representatives in September, 2005.

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