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

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Your Guide to Prospecting in Alaska


Alaska is getting a lot of interest these days, not least because of all the gold prospecting shows on television. Hardly a month seems to pass without some new prospecting show being announced, and a couple of the most popular feature Alaska.

Melman on Gold & Silver


It is hard to imagine any month during the thirty years I have been writing this column which had more bombshell headlines than the past thirty days.

Metal Detecting Within the Cordillera for Gold Placers Associated With Tertiary Epithermal Ore Deposits


This is a follow-up article to “Epithermal Ore Deposits...” published in the December 2000 issue. Related tables and maps were included with the previous article. If you did not receive the December issue you can still view the previously published maps on our web site by clicking on “January 2001 Featured Article.”—Editor

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Hands-on at Iowa Hill


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Dredging The Outside Bend


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