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How Rich Must My Ore Be?

How rich does a hard rock ore have to be for it to be worthwhile to process and extract the gold?

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A Gold Mine on a Washington Beach?


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From Vietnam to Wedding Bands


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Southern Oregon's Illinois River—A Lesson in Sharing


Our theory was that a dredge would collect far more material in a shorter period of time, leaving us with ounces of gold every day.

Gold 1822 Half Eagle Fetches Record at Auction


The coin trading world has a new gold standard, after the only known 1822 half eagle $5 piece in private hands sold at auction in Las Vegas…

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