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Company Looks at Restarting Sunshine Mine

The lights are on again in the Sunshine silver mine as a New Orleans company investigates whether it is profitable to buy the operation.

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The St. Louis Gold District


Map of the St. Louis Gold Mining District.In 1848 and 1849, miners had pushed all through the western Sierra foothills making many fantastic gold discoveries. The far north end of California’s Mother Lode country, however, had received little exploration.

Tales of California Gold Discoveries 4th in a Series—Pay Attention When You Dig


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We have a location where nuggets over an ounce have been detected over the past twenty years. This location is a small hilltop on which an ancient river channel once flowed.

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Excerpted from the U.S. Geological Survey's 1998 Annual Review by Earle B. Amey, Gold Commodity Specialist.

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

From the Editor


As we all get back to “normal,” or as close to it as we can, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our advertisers for sticking it out through the hard times.

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