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

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Melman on Gold & Silver


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The Pearce Mineralized Area, Dragoon Mountains, Arizona—Part II


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Conrey Dredge No. 4


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Picks & Pans: Mining in Ghana


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A Father and Son Prospecting Adventure


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