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Feds Eye Restrictions on AZ Archaeological Sites

The Interior Department is proposing a moratorium on new mining and grazing in a 176-square-mile area of central Arizona dotted with American Indian ruins, a possible first step toward a new national monument.

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• Bush Proposes Cooperation in Land Conservation
• Federal Government Shuts Down Recreational Mining in Idaho
• Forest Service Considers Grassland Comments in Wyoming, Nebraska, North and South Dakota

Mining Gold at 16,000 Feet


The view from the pass at 16,500 feet elevation was astonishing. In one direction, one range of the Andes Mountains rose to over 18,000 feet, while in the other direction the peaks soared to almost 20,000 feet.

The Great Gold Rush of Nome, Alaska


Gold was mined in the Council Region several years before it was known at Nome, and from this vicinity the prospectors set out and made the Nome placers familiar to the world.

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• California suction dredgers had better prepare for battle

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An article entitled “BLM Swindles War Hero Out of Gold Mine,” authored by Robert Boatman, appeared in our September 2002 issue. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was unable to provide comment on the article at the time.

From Iowa to Alaska—How I Became A Gold Miner


May 18, 2019, after 26 years, I had finally saved enough money. I bought my one-way ticket to Fairbanks, Alaska, and I started off by finding a new job…

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