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Lake County "Diamonds"—Renewed Value for an Old Favorite

A Northern California county is experiencing a renewal in the desirability and subsequent value of an old favorite: Lake County “diamonds.” These stones are not true diamonds, but for generations they have held a special place in the...

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Labor Dept. Approves Aid to Laid-off Nevada Miners


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