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

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Ask The Experts: Will this detector work for me?


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Legislative and Regulatory Update


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• Measure 37 affirmed
• Court declines to hear Canyon Resources claim
• Kempthorne nominated to head Interior

Ask the Experts: Recommended Reading—Part I


We asked several writers and professionals to recommend their favorite books or publications that they thought would benefit prospectors and miners. Each recommendation is followed by a rating of beginner, intermediate, or advanced prospector or miner, or a rating of “general” (for all levels).

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