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

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Melman on Gold & Silver


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Flat-Fault Gold in Sonora, Mexico


Mexico is not noted for gold, but is better known for silver and copper. However, the states of Chihuahua and Sonora, in northwestern Mexico, contain some sizeable gold deposits. A number of these deposits were mined during the boom of 1982-2002. One operation that has remained active up to the present is La Herradura Mine...

Great Panther Silver


The company acquired the Guanajuato Mine Complex in 2005, and since that time they have carried out extensive drilling programs, both from surface and underground, with particular emphasis being placed on the Cata Clavo Zone.

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