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

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Drywashing in Black Canyon, Arizona


After the hike and a quick snack break we gathered a few buckets of material to really dial in the drywasher for the most efficient recovery. This involves leveling the unit, setting the riffle box drop angle and regulating the speed in which the material is processed.

The Golden Surprise


The thing about large coil, deep ground, big nugget detecting is the mind set you have to implement, which is completely different to the assuredness of a nugget or two if you chase the smaller but more prolific weights.

The Douglas Creek Placer District, Medicine Bow Mountains, Southeastern Wyoming


It was July. The cool mountain air filtered the harsh Wyoming sun making the day fairly pleasant. Winter had finally receded, but an occasional drift hid in the shadows of the forest. I drove into the heart of the Medicine Bow National Forest...

Letter to the Editor—From Mike Miller, President, Original Sixteen to One Mine


"Original Sixteen to One Mine, Inc., has emerged from a deep dark abyss created by an agency's bias interpretation of the law. We have made it known that those who make, pass and/or reject the law have generated travesties against our hard working underground gold miners."

Over the Divide: Retta Atkins & Darren VanHouten


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Colorado Uranium Mining in the 1950s Boom


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