August 2005 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
A local mining company had been mining in the Circle mining district area creeks in interior Alaska for sixteen years. Using bulldozers, drag-lines, water pumps, and large sluicing plants, the owner-operator was very familiar with the geology...
When the thirteen original colonies were laid out in what is now part of the United States, they used the English system of metes and bounds.
As usual, the decision process was extremely difficult, but we managed to pick our 10 winners.
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