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History of Oil in California

Oil is a naturally occurring combustible fluid of organic origin that is commonly found in California and in many other parts of the world.

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More Treasure From Sunken Ship


Gold chains, silver coins and bars of solid gold glittered in the tropical sun as the family of famed treasure hunter Mel Fisher showed off another significant find from a sunken Spanish galleon.

PLP Update


PLP northern director Clark Pearson stated, “Thanks to the U.S. v. Hicks case, the courts have acknowledged that claimholders are owners of land within the National Forest who are exempt.”

Lawsuit to Challenge New Forest Service Regulations


The Forest Service has been busy lately, promulgating rules and regulations that will negatively impact small miners and prospectors. Public Lands for the People (PLP) is taking action to put a stop to it.

Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

Why The Paper Change?


Cutbacks at S. African Mines—Britain Blamed


South African gold miners are turning their anger towards Britain, charging that the sale of 25 tons of gold by the Bank of England has depressed gold prices and put them out of work.

Understanding Rock Formations: Petrology for Prospectors


There are times when being able to recognize a type of rock can make you a much more successful prospector.

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