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Chasing the Ghosts of Forty-Niners

Plodding in the footsteps of the forty-niners across the sun-baked Nevada desert, I feel the ghost of a man named Israel Lord tap me on the shoulder.

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Ready “Ore” Not, Uranium Boom is On Again


Plans for 100 new nuclear power plants around the world have pushed the price of uranium skyward and set off a frenzy of exploration in western Colorado and Utah.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


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  • Lands bill signed by President Trump

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…I’ll be heading back to Washington, DC, on June 4 with Clark Pearson of PLP for nearly a week of meetings with the Mine Safety and Health Administration, US Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and numerous members of Congress in both the House and Senate.

A Profitable Approach—Financing Mineral Exploration With Oil & Gas Projects


Not too many years ago, junior mining companies most frequently limited their activities to exploring and pre-developing their mining properties.

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• The pig is back at the trough
• Mothers Against Renaming Roadways

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The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part II—Pocket Hunting for Residual Placers


It is a fact that many of the well-known placer districts of the Western US have small veins that contain sparse pockets of coarse gold as their source. This is the main reason why many rich placer districts have seen little or no hard rock mining...

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