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Charles “Doc” Livingston was born September 28, 1920, in Veve, Indiana. At the ripe old age of 13, he moved to a bustling mining town called Iowa Hill, in Placer County, California. For the next 64 years he worked in, around, or out of the historic mining town.

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Four Arrested for California Mining Museum Heist


Four men believed to be responsible for a September heist of about $1.3 million in precious gems and gold from a mining museum in the Sierra Nevada foothills have been arrested, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said.

The Seven Troughs Mining District


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State's Only Gold Mine Processes Last Precious Ore


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Wall-Rock Alteration


Wall-rock (country rock) alteration is found in all hard-rock mining districts and has been caused by hydrothermal solutions in the past history of the region. The zones of alteration have a bearing on where one might drill for ore bodies. The weekend prospector does not have the tools nor knowledge to block out ore deposits, but he can narrow down his search dramatically by understanding the zones of wall-rock alteration that he sees.

Bigger and Better—Gold Prospecting & Mining Summit Recap


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