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Groups Wonder Meaning of Call for More Wilderness

U.S. Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck says there ought to be more wilderness—a comment that raised some concerns.

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The Significance of Nuggets in Placers


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PLP Gets the Key!


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Time to File Claims in Southern California


Bottom line for you fellow miners: file your claims now in these areas or risk being forever locked out!

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