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

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Pullin' the Pin


I first saw Pioche, Nevada while hitch-hiking into town in an old Ford with three good tires and one wheel hammered to an ugly steel disc on fifty miles of blacktop.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


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• WDFW backs down thanks to miners
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Paperwork Guy—A Cautionary Tale


I recently grew complacent, and it caused me to make a mistake that resulted in the loss of a mining claim. It brought my mining plans for the summer to a complete halt.

Legitimately Reducing Business Vehicle Costs


When it comes to the expense of using a car, van, pickup or panel truck for business purposes, they can be deducted by the operation as 'transportation" expenses.

What About Palladium?


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The Bawl Mill


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Melman on Gold & Silver


In all the years I have been writing this column (approaching 35) and in my writings elsewhere, I have to admit that I never foresaw the kind of immense changes that have been wrought during the past two months…

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