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The specter of nuclear war temporarily raised its ugly head last month, which prompted many nations to recall their citizens from both India and Pakistan, and sent shock waves through both the financial and metals markets

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The Phoenix Gold Mine: A Brief History


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Metal Detecting Within the Cordillera for Gold Placers Associated With Tertiary Epithermal Ore Deposits


This is a follow-up article to “Epithermal Ore Deposits...” published in the December 2000 issue. Related tables and maps were included with the previous article. If you did not receive the December issue you can still view the previously published maps on our web site by clicking on “January 2001 Featured Article.”—Editor

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