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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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Mining Restrictions Lifted in Southwest Alaska


Mining restrictions will be lifted on about 1 million acres of federal land in southwest Alaska, officials have announced.

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Take it to Bedrock


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Environmentalists Target Pebble Mine


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Comstock Mining Gets Approval


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The Golden Highway—Amador County


Leaving sprawling Calaveras County, California, and heading north, the next county along the Golden Highway (Hwy 49) is tiny Amador County. Packed into it’s roughly twenty-five mile stretch of the historical roadway are some of the most charming, scenic towns that will be encountered along the whole way. This stretch was also home to some of the richest gold placers during the gold rush, a fact not lost on those who still try their hand at panning and dredging today.

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