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Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, 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.

Washington Gold & Fish Regulations Update


The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) announced the release of their new small-scale mining regulations. Public meetings were scheduled at several locations in the state to collect comments, but we learned just prior to press time that the process has come to a halt.

The Significance of Boulders in Placer Deposits


The good news about boulders is they can trap heavy minerals. The bad news is moving them out of the way can be a real struggle.

Gold in Kansas and Oklahoma


The Great Plains region, contrary to popular opinion, is not entirely flat. There are areas of low hills and badlands, and it is in such areas where gold has been found. The areas of interest range from 700 to 3,000 feet in elevation, with annual precipitation ranging from 15 to 40 inches, in the form of summer thunderstorms and winter snow.

The Yukon-Klondike Goldfields—Part I


There has been more written on the Klondike Gold Rush than any rush in the history of the world. Some highlights have been written below, a mere grain of sand of information to glean. The price of gold during the 1890s averaged $20.67 per ounce.

Gold in Washington


The state of Washington, the smallest, in area, of the western states, is dominated by the north-trending Cascade Range. The highest peak in the Cascades, Mt. Rainier, reaches an elevation of 14,411 feet.

Follow the Line


Four nuggets, ranging from one to four pennyweight, had been found originally. All four nuggets were found in a line about ten feet apart from each other.

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