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House Chair Requests Records on Forest Decision

House Resources Chairman Don Young is asking the White House and Agriculture Department for records related to President Clinton's decision to place 40 million acres of remote, federal forest land off-limits for development.

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Turning Hobby Mining into Business Mining


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EPA Chief to Reconsider Paying Claims Over Mine Waste Spill


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Critical Minerals: Titanium—Part II


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Picks & Pans: Family's Identity Forged Working Nevada's Gold


My mother stands in the desert, a hot wind kicking up puffs in the sand around her feet. She’s staring hard at the rusted buckets, weathered boards and mine shafts scattered throughout the sagebrush, concentrating, and I can tell she’s not really here. Not here now, at least. She is here 65 years ago. And this is not a long-abandoned ghost town at the end of a dirt road in one of Nevada’s endless stretches of nowhere.

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