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Glaciers and Placer Gold Deposits

Here we examine where and why placers are found in glaciated landscapes from the Ice Ages.

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Prospecting With a Magnetometer


Swedes were the first to note variations in the Earth's magnetic field, circa 1640, and they were the first to use the dip needle. They made the first magnetometer in 1870.

High Country Dredging in Kaufman Creek, Colorado


I opened the front door of my house at 5:00 AM to find it raining hard and water standing in puddles all over the driveway. Just great! It hadn’t rained for 3 weeks, and on the morning we were leaving for a weekend dredging trip, the weather decided to change.

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A Journey Into the Silver Peak Range


The Gold Rush in California called hundreds of thousands of souls to leave their homes to journey to the the far reaches of the West. At first the rich goldfields of the Sierra Nevada beckoned to these adventurous pioneers.

Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

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