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Epithermal Gold-Quartz Veins

The great mining geologist Waldemar Lindgren used the word “epithermal” to describe a type of quartz vein commonly found in desert regions of the United States and Mexico.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (P.L. 90-542, as Amended)


Just about all of us have heard the term “Wild and Scenic Rivers,” and we’ve likely been on one or several of them in our prospecting ventures. More than once someone has said to me “...but that’s a wild and scenic river.” My first question has always been, “What part of the system is it? Is it classified wild, scenic or recreational?”

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MMAC Update


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Record Interest at Recent Mining Conventions


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Collecting Garnets in Wyoming


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A Word from the Editor


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