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Hijackers Make Off With 660 Pounds of Gold

Ten heavily armed men hijacked a plane November 5th, making off with 660 lbs of gold worth an estimated $2.3 million...

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Picks & Pans: Tips for Nuggestshooting—How to Increase Your Gold Finds (Part II)


Thus far we have only briefly discussed the methods used by early miners to process auriferous desert gravels. However, old workings can be extremely productive places to search with a metal detector.

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Religious Broadcaster in Liberia Mining Venture


Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, who lost up to $7 million in a failed diamond-mining venture in the former Zaire earlier this decade, is involved in a gold mine project in another African country.

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