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

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Wall-Rock Alteration


Wall-rock (country rock) alteration is found in all hard-rock mining districts and has been caused by hydrothermal solutions in the past history of the region. The zones of alteration have a bearing on where one might drill for ore bodies. The weekend prospector does not have the tools nor knowledge to block out ore deposits, but he can narrow down his search dramatically by understanding the zones of wall-rock alteration that he sees.

How to Turn Your Gold Finds Into Cash


Even if you are not ready to cash in right now, it might be good to evaluate your options and make a plan of action so when that day comes you know exactly what to do.

A Trip Down the Yukon River


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Dredging Safety: Don't Ignore The Warning Signs


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.

Another Gold Heist Reported at Nome


Nome had its second gold heist in as many weeks October 1st and the victims of both thefts are offering a $10,000 reward for information...

The Colorado Mineral Belt


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