August 1999 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
…the general investment community has turned away from mining shares over the past three years and moved whole-heartedly into conventional investments.
Eleven year old Josh Evans’ words said it for all of us at the rally: “Finding gold is really fun!”
On December 4, 1998, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission (WDFW) adopted what has to be one of the most repressive and restrictive compilations of small-scale gold prospecting and mining rules in the country.
• And the award goes to...
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The placer gold shows up in ground sluice areas, hydraulic pits, secondary channels and hillside diggings. It is coming down the hillsides from an ancient channel left high and dry millions of years ago.
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