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Evaluating a Placer Discovery

Gold mineralization is usually first noted in an area by examining material weathered from the source and liberated or washed downhill from it.

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BLM Land Swap Deal Raises Eyebrows


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Washington D.C. is reviewing a land swap with a private company because the bureau allowed an employee of the company to arrange the deal.

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Prospecting for Platinum in Wyoming


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Company Eyes Reopening Mine Near Troy


Revett Silver Company, formerly Sterling Mining Company, hopes to reopen a dormant copper and silver mine near Troy, Montana, in the next six months because higher copper prices have made the operation practical, an executive said.

Time to File Claims in Southern California


Bottom line for you fellow miners: file your claims now in these areas or risk being forever locked out!

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