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

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In Pursuit of Gold & Silver in the Sierra Madres—The Tejeda Mines


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Prospecting with a VLF-Type Gold Detector


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When I received an invitation for a Fourth of July dredging trip from my friend Leonard, I thought it a terrific way to not only show respect for America's freedoms, but also as a way to honor the throngs of prospectors whose labors fueled our nation's...

Gold Coin Sales Boosted by Low Prices


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