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Gold at Ragged Top, Arizona

Ragged Top is a jagged mountain which rises to an elevation of 3,907 feet near the Silver Bell open-pit copper mine, some 34 airline miles northwest of downtown Tucson. It is an outlier of the Silver Bell Mountains...

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Recreational Mining in the Cache Creek Mining District, Alaska


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