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

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Understanding Hard Rock Mining: Terms and Methods—Part I


While most small-scale prospectors and miners focus their energies on placer deposits, most large mining companies put their efforts primarily into hard rock mining. Although many miners may see these as two separate worlds that can never meet, a better understanding of hard rock mining for small operators can be very helpful in many ways.

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Gold at Dale, California


The Dale Mining district is located in the Pinto Mountains, 18 to 25 miles east and southeast of Twentynine Palms, by way of the Twentynine Palms highway and the unpaved Gold Crown road.

Selecting a Gold Recovery System


Tabling and jigging are two relatively inexpensive methods of recovering the “free particle values” from the noble metal ores. However, not all ores contain their values as free particles. In fact, many gold ores contain appreciable amounts of “metallic gold salts,” some of which readily dissolve in the system water and continue to migrate right along with it.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• California piles on the taxes
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• EPA to address bonding
• Clean Water Restoration Act

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