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Gold and Silver Deposits of Bodie, California


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Q&A With Detector Designer Dave Johnson


...it’s been a little known secret that one man was involved in designing many of the most respected very low frequency (VLF) nugget detectors on the market. Dave Johnson has designed gold-oriented detectors for Tesoro, Whites, Fisher and others for more than 25 years.

Guest Editorial—California "Special" Dredge Permits in Jeopardy


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Chasing Float Gold—The Starry Night Wash


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Lode Gold in Nicaragua


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