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

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Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Raises Harassment of Miners to a New Level


New regulations have given the enforcement arm of the WDFW official “police” status, with the authority to issue citations, pursue warrants, make arrests and confiscate items.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Trump cabinet forming
• Last minute regulations
• California suction dredging

Miner Wins Important Victory Against Forest Service


A case involving a Northern California dredger who was cited by the Forest Service for operating without a Notice of Intent, Plan of Operation or special-use authorization was resolved in the miner’s favor.

How To Locate Diamonds


How to locate diamonds: This article focuses on the principal host rock for diamond and describes some gemstones (and kimberlitic indicator minerals) typically found with diamond.

The Bawl Mill


• The EPA is in your bathroom!
• Russians fund US environmental groups

The Gold Hill and Iowa Mine, Boise County, Idaho: 1863-1895


In August 1862, prospectors from Walla Walla, Washington, led by George Grimes, discovered gold near the present townsite of Pioneer City. Grimes was killed by Indians shortly after the discovery. The remaining argonauts retreated to Walla Walla. On October 10, 1862, 52 men returned to Grimes Creek. They built a fort and several cabins before continuing their quest for gold.

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