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Death Valley Find is Apparent Hoax

Jerry Freeman became an instant celebrity in January by announcing the discovery of a 149-year-old trunk belonging to a band of Gold Rush settlers he's obsessively researched for more than a decade.

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• NovaGold Resources Inc.
• Canyon Resources Corp.
• TVX Gold Inc.
• Silver Standard Resources Inc.

Goldfield—Princess of the Mojave


The sunbeams are winding their way through the snowclouds. I am rising out of Death Valley to engage in some reverie, a journey into times past. Prospect pits, phantoms from boom times’ extinct, appear on the side of the road. Soon, I enter the Bullfrog Mining District.

Company Notes


• Sterling Mining Co.
• Wolfden Resources Inc.
• Campbell Resources Inc.
• Teryl Resources Corp.
• Kinross Gold Corp.
• Ashanti Goldfields
• AngloGold Ltd.

Gold in the Philippines


The Philippine archipelago, with over 7,000 islands that stretch for 1,100 miles north-south, was settled by Malaysians several thousand years ago. Ferdinand Magellan landed and was killed there in 1521. Spaniards took over the islands in 1571, and founded Manila, which is located on a large natural harbor. After the Spanish-American war in 1898, the United States took over the Philippines, and found itself in a brutal 6-year war before gaining control of all of the islands.

Looking Back


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

Opening Ceremony for Buckhorn Mine


“When the mine is in full operation, it will be the biggest private sector employer in Ferry County and bring significant economic benefits to the region..."

Ruby Hill Gold Mine to Reopen in Eureka


Barrick Gold Corp. is moving forward with the reopening of the Ruby Hill gold mine at Eureka, Nevada, and intends to begin work next month on a new power plant in western Nevada.

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