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Bullion River's French Gulch Gold Mine

A gold button from Bullion River's French Gulch gold mineBullion River is working the old Washington and Niagara properties, together with a number of other smaller historic mines in the French Gulch district. The current underground mine operations are producing an average 35 to 40 tons per day of high-grade ore...

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