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Judge Rules Against Oregon Miner

A federal judge convicted Oregon miner Clifford Tracy of illegal mining while digging for gold on US Forest Service land.

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Picks & Pans—In Search of Nome Creek Gold


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Looking Back


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

Alaska's Hope-Sunrise Mining District


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A Golden Vacation


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Coprolite—A Prospector's Tale


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The Bawl Mill


• FEMA funds fraudulent funerals (say that 3 times fast!)
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• The hogs are at the trough again
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