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California State Gold Panning Championships

It took two days to determine the best of the best, and it was a fight to the end.

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Internet Posting Fuels Gold Rush in Brazilian Town


It’s a gold rush in the Amazon jungle, driven by the Internet.

The Ups and Downs of Geologic Faults


Faults are fractures, breaks and broken zones in the Earth’s crust where one side of the break has moved relative to the other, and they come in many different varieties.

One Question, Forever Unanswered—Did He Really Find the Gold?


This was one of those stories where you have no doubt that the person telling it believes it to be true. But was it?

Gondwana Gold and Diamonds


Some 250 million years ago, the Earth had just one supercontinent, known as “Pangaea.” For whatever reason, the supercontinent began to break apart. South America and Africa remained joined, as “Gondwana,” until 65 million years ago, when they split apart. The obvious “fit” of South America with Africa was noted by geologists back in the 19th century, but it was not until Alfred Wegener came out with his “continental drift” hypothesis in 1912 that people took note.

US v. Donald Eno—IBLA Rules in Favor of Miner


Don Eno, a long-time member and supporter of Public Lands for the People, won his case in front of the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA), defeating the Forest Service’s attempt to prevent him from mining on his placer claim.

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“Why is so much public land closed off to the recreational miner?”

Fountain of Youth Gold


Across and downstream of our operation was a large pile of huge boulders. It was logical to think that water forces may have deposited gold in and around these boulders. We moved our dredge over and started pulling the rock pile apart.

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