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Family Sues US Mint for Return of Rare Gold Coins

In a federal lawsuit, a family claims the US Mint illegally seized 10 gold coins that the family had found among a dead relative’s possessions.

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Company Notes


• Vista Gold Corp.
• Wolfden Resources Inc.
• NovaGold Resources
• Globex Mining Enterprises
• Canyon Resource Corp.

The Hunt for Remote Canyon Gold


A large, 8-pennyweight piece popped out of a very small crevice where the water had been extremely swift in the winter, leaving no visible gravel.

The Mountain Gate Mine


The Foresthill Divide in Placer County, California, has underneath its present surface a multitude of buried river channels, most of which paid enormously well in the Gold Rush years of 1850 to 1890.

Prospecting for Diamonds in Kimberlite


Kimberlite is very difficult for geologists to find, let alone prospectors and rock hounds. This is because kimberlite is rarely exposed on the surface and few people know how to identify the rock.

Picks & Pans: Family's Identity Forged Working Nevada's Gold


My mother stands in the desert, a hot wind kicking up puffs in the sand around her feet. She’s staring hard at the rusted buckets, weathered boards and mine shafts scattered throughout the sagebrush, concentrating, and I can tell she’s not really here. Not here now, at least. She is here 65 years ago. And this is not a long-abandoned ghost town at the end of a dirt road in one of Nevada’s endless stretches of nowhere.

Guest Editorial—Globalizing Mining in America, Part II


Defeating the Biodiversity Treaty

Why Did This Silver Mine Close? Pt II


During the mid-1800s until about 1920, the settlers of the West tended to be quite optimistic, but in reality they flew with a wing and a prayer.

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