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Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.

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Looking Back


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

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A UC Berkeley professor says the federal government is using an analysis method that seriously underestimates the economic impact of critical habitat designations for imperiled species.

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Dollar Must Slip for Gold to Rise


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