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

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U.S. Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck says there ought to be more wilderness—a comment that raised some concerns.

Gifts of Gold for University of Zimbabwe


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The Oquirrh Mountains, Utah


...we will visit three dormant mining districts that lie in the Oquirrh Range in Utah. Some major activity that transformed the lives of thousands of people occurred here from the mid 1860s to the late 1990s.

More Fiddling While Forests Burn


Logging on federal land plummeted—over 84% since the 1980s. And that management tool was replaced with—nothing.

PLP Interim Rule Raffle


The Forest Service issued an Interim Rule on July 9, 2004, to require a Notice of Intent or Plan for mining activities that cause little or no disturbance to public lands under Forest Service jurisdiction.

Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: When a Gold Prospector Goes to a Diamond Mine


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