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Gold In The Midwest—Part III: Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas

In this continuation of the Midwest gold series we are going to take a look at the states of Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas, look at possible locations within these states to find gold and talk about areas where gold has been found in the past.

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