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Dawson City and the World Gold Panning Championships

Each year the World Gold Panning Association (WGPA) holds a world championship in one of the twenty countries that are members.  The decision as to where to hold each championship involves many factors...

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The Lost Silver Triangle of the Sierra Madre—Part I


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Prospecting on the North Yuba


The research I did for “Gold in the Slate Creek Basin” (September 2011 issue) found me chasing a channel out of the LaPorte territory headed towards the old mining town of Brandy City, California.

Melman on Gold & Silver


The idea of decisive action in 2014 will be at the heart of my presentation at the ICMJ Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit of April 5-6 in Placerville. I look forward to meeting you all then.

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