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Looking Back

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

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• Newmont Mining Corp.
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• Gammon Lake Resources Inc.
• Glamis Gold Ltd.
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• Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Ltd.

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