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

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Red Lake, Ontario


The mining and logging community of Red Lake, Ontario, population 5,000, is about 450 miles, as the crow flies, north of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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At first, I tried to shift things around, but then a hand with a rock would appear, so I would stop trying to adjust my gear and grab the rock to keep things moving.

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Shallow Water Crevicing Can Bring Big Rewards


Shallow water crevicing or sniping can produce gold if you’re persistent, a hard worker and lucky. It’s nice to have a snorkel, wet suit and goggles. The best practice for success, in my humble opinion, has always been to determine the best gold location and then figure out how to capture it.

San Manuel Mine Officially Closes With a Bang


One of the largest underground copper mines in the world officially closed mid-January, as demolition crews blasted its twin smelter stacks.

Gold Placers of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska


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