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Gold at Quartzville, Oregon

The site of the old mining camp of Quartzville is 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home, Oregon, via a road which is paved for much of the distance. It is located in mountainous terrain along the west slope of the rugged Cascade Range, with elevations ranging from 1,600 to over 4,000 feet.

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Company Notes


• Canyon Resources
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Placer Dome Inc.
• Royal Gold, Inc.

Mining Ends in Leadville


An era ended in Leadville February 4, when the last miners left the Black Cloud mine and hung up their brass tags for the last time.

Governors Focus on Aid for Laid-off Miners


Keeping a health clinic in San Manuel operating was among key concerns the governor, state lawmakers and union officials addressed in a meeting about assisting laid-off copper miners.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• BLM blocks Democrats
• PLP has their hands full representing miners

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Oregon passes SB 838
• Meanwhile, in California

Where Do I Begin?


You’ve developed an interest in prospecting for gold. A couple friends have told you how much fun they’ve had looking for gold. In this article I’ll point out the pros and cons of this activity and by the end you can decide to what degree you want to pursue your search for gold.

Mogollon—New Mexico's Remote Gold Camp


Silver Creek, in New Mexico's Catron County, is a narrow defile in the Mogollon Mountains. Known to be the home of fierce Apache bands, gold and silver veins were waiting there for an adventurous, if not foolish, prospector.

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