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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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Solar-Powered Placer Sampling Equipment


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Melman on Gold & Silver (2008 Year in Review)


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California State and US National Gold Panning Championships


This was two days of gold panning, with just over 250 gold panners trying to win a medal to show they were one of the best of the best.

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