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Prospecting for Diamonds in Kimberlite


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PLP Interim Rule Raffle


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2016 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit


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Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (P.L. 90-542, as Amended)


Just about all of us have heard the term “Wild and Scenic Rivers,” and we’ve likely been on one or several of them in our prospecting ventures. More than once someone has said to me “...but that’s a wild and scenic river.” My first question has always been, “What part of the system is it? Is it classified wild, scenic or recreational?”

Metal Detector Only Requirement for Hunting Treasure


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