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

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Jackson Hole Gold, Wyoming


Placer gold was found near South Pass, at the south end of the Wind River Mountains, in 1842, and lode gold was discovered in the same area in 1867. The principal gold rush was between 1867 and 1874.

V.P. Contender Addresses Mining Show


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California Wilderness Coalition and The Nature Conservancy Recruit Government Employees to Carry Out Huge Land Grab


US Geological Survey, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and California State Employees Attend Environmental Extremist Conference.

Fault Zones and Prospects


As we walked back we were just reaching the point of where the faulting should be and there, covered with deep grass, was very faint evidence of an old road going up the mountainside! What was that old road doing there?

Picks & Pans: Basic Dry Washing Operations in Gold Placer Mining


Some of the advantages of dry washing operations are low overhead costs (inexpensive methods and equipment), and the fact that many mining operations can be conducted by one or two individuals.

Melman on Gold & Silver


If precious metals miners and prospectors were looking for a series of dramatic events to usher in the first two weeks of 2016, they have not been disappointed.

High Court Reverses Nevada Mining Decision


The Nevada Supreme Court ruling last April in a Newmont Mining Corp. gold mine case was erased by a high court panel.

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