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

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


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• EPA seeks more control
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The Bawl Mill


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A Few Thoughts About Successful Nugget Hunting


...I got the faintest of rises in the threshold. It was hardly a signal at all, and I thought it was one of the many, deep, hot rocks in the area.

The Bawl Mill


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The Paradox Basin—Part I


In the four corners region of America there is a place—a very special place—called the Paradox Basin. It appears empty, but is quite full if you look at it from the correct perspective.

Washington Gold & Fish Update


Washington’s mineral prospecting regulations, adopted Jan. 1999, have indeed caused great chaos for those who enjoy the hobby and also those who were accustomed to making a living by operating larger (8”) dredges. The discussion within the miners’ network has not decreased; at best it is a slow simmer.

Thinking Outside The Creek


Imagine for a minute the year is 1850. You’ve read and heard that gold was discovered in California and the creeks are so rich you can just scoop it up with your hands.

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