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

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Mining Trade Group Sues Nevada Over Tax Initiative


The Nevada Mining Association has filed a lawsuit to block a petition asking state voters to raise taxes on mining.

Alluvial Paystreaks


The gravels in contact with the bedrock or false bedrock base are often the richest. The same facts apply to the alluvial paystreaks that are formed on gravel bars; the lowest level of the gold-bearing gravel is normally the richest.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Roadless Rule revisited
• Kensington finally gets stamp of approval
• Interior places restrictions on mining claims near Grand Canyon

Company Notes


• Royal Gold, Inc.
• Placer Dome, Inc.

Diamond Exploration and Mining Heating Up in North America


Diamond exploration in Canada has led to a major new industry that did not exist prior to six years ago. Yet today, Canada ranks as one of the world’s leading producers of gem-quality diamonds.

Melman on Gold & Silver


A matter of some serious concern has developed in the relationship between the prices for gold and silver and the performance of mining share averages.

Bedrock Nugget Hunting: Tools of the Trade


As a guide to those who are thinking of taking up this activity or those who currently practice this trade, I have created a listing of the primary tools and equipment I use when nugget hunting.

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