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Drywashing Alluvial Placers

Portable, hand-operated, bellows drywashers have been used for over a hundred years to recover gold in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, California and Nevada. Drywashers were considered a last resort over...

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Looking Back


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

Pombo Bill to Provide Some Relief for Miners


House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo is no stranger to controversy. As we highlighted in our November 2005 issue, he recently pushed through a bill to reform the Endangered Species Act, providing much needed improvements.

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