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

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Picks & Pans: All That Glitters Pans Out Well!


Armed with my heavy bucket of gravel and, most importantly, my gold pan, I anxiously waded knee-deep into the mucky water. At the ready, the swish-swash splish-splash was all I heard as I hurriedly shook my gold pan, turfing out all the bigger bits of rock and clumps of mud. My clean clothes and even my face were soon splattered with mud in my race to pan as much gold in 20 minutes as my spindly arms would allow!

Nome Offshore Dredging Creates Challenges


The Alaska state government has been trying to keep up with and maybe even stay on top of the situation by studying the problems associated with rapid growth and how to solve them.

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Picks & Pans: Dredging After The Flood


It was dredging season, 1997, after the catastrophic flood had hit us in January—a flood that took out bridges, roadways, undermined the railroad tracks in several places, and isolated us in the town of Quincy, California, for a week. The fog was so thick that planes couldn’t even land at the airport.

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The Business of Mining—Tradeshow Deductions


Although the costs of meals and lodging while away from home for business travel or attending meetings, conventions and tradeshows is deductible...

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