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

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Feinstein Pushes for Million-Acre Land Grab


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Melman on Gold & Silver


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The Verde Copper-Gold-Silver-Zinc District, Jerome, Arizona


When I was a student in the College of Mines at the University of Utah, the Verde district was used as an exploration model for “submarine volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits.” So I looked forward to visiting this district and the town of Jerome in central Arizona in the spring of 2012.

Picks & Pans: The Perfect Paystreak


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Gold in Serbia


As a subscriber to ICMJ, I felt the need to write an article about the auriferous regions in Serbia, which I have been visiting for years in search of gold. The territory in question occupies the central part of the Balkan Peninsula, which transverses the Danube River.

Dry Washer, Wet System or Metal Detector?


I love to dry wash old nugget patches found by detector operators, and I have found my fair share of gold dry washing those areas. I have also found a few nuggets using a detector on the bedrock exposed by dry washing the patches.

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