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

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Prospecting on Pickering Bar


On Saturday, January 27, 2007, six of us began a trip to Pickering Bar on the North Fork of the American River. It was 7:30 am and we had our engines running to begin the first leg of our two and a half hour trip to get there.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• California Dept. of Fish & Game Stops Issuing Special Dredge Permits
• Clinton Advisor Defends Roadless Plan Process
• Forest Service to Seek Wilderness Status for Much of Chugach

Big Rock Gold


Fran, and I had made a practice of turning big boulders in gold producing areas to find some great rewards. Sometimes it was slow and frustrating, but in the end “We got the gold!”

The Seventymile and American Creek Goldfields


Author’s note: If you ever contemplate prospecting on the Seventymile River, beginning at the mouth, make sure your will is up to date, and you’ve said goodbye to loved ones. If the mosquitoes don’t get you on the way up, you’ll surely drown in the river or wear yourself out thrashing through the brush.

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Nine Pound Nugget Found In Northern California!


Nine pound nugget found in 2010 in Nevada County, CaliforniaA recent discovery in Northern California has proven once again that there is still good gold to be found if you do your homework.

Arizona Mines and Minerals Releases New Directory


The Directory of Active Mines in Arizona-1999, just released by the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources, reflects the strength and diversity of the Arizona mining industry.

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The Bawl Mill   • Our Readers Say   • New Oregon Mining Legislation Friendly to Small Miner   • Cutbacks at S. African Mines—Britain Blamed   • BLM Reports That 'Mining' Brings Most Public Reward   • Long-Term Camping Plan at Fortymile Proposed by BLM   • "No Gold Sales" Says Nevada Senator   • Panel Cuts Park Monies, Eases Mining Restrictions   • State May Re-Examine Plans on Dredge Use Near Hope   • Company Notes   • Jim Butler's Political Career   • Picks & Pans: Gold Recovery in Placer Mining Operations   • Nevada Looks to Tourism to Fill Mining's Gap   • PGMs in the United States   • Miners Claim Victory in Fight That Began with Protest   • U.S. Admits Botching Indian Funds Accounts   • Gold Fever   • Roads Protecting Grizzlies Reopen   • Guanajuato Silver, Mexico   • Roosevelt: From Boom Town to Mountain Lake   • Dollar Must Slip for Gold to Rise   • 1999 National Mining Hall of Fame Inductees   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

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