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Metal Detecting for Gold Within Andesite and Basaltic Volcanic Mining Districts

Andesites and basalts are the most common volcanic rocks in the North American Cordillera. The andesites originated within the earth’s continental crust, while the basalts originated within the mantle.  According to the Plate Tectonic theory...

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Battle continues in the "Golden State"
• California Water Board needs your comments

Melman on Gold & Silver


I believe this is a powder-keg waiting to explode down the road—with potentially devastating effects on society—but positive implications for gold and silver.

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Each day for the first part of the week my boys and I picked and chipped away at that wall, stockpiling dirt in 5-gallon buckets and cement mixing tubs.

Ask The Experts—Where do I find information about getting paid for raw gold?


Q: Where do I find out information about raw gold being tested for purity, refined, and getting paid cash for it?

Melman on Gold & Silver


Unfortunately, death seemed to occupy a major role in recent major headlines—and it came in several different directions.

Champions Crowned at the California State Gold Panning Championships


By the end of the day Sunday there were a lot of tired panners! By then they could have panned more than 10 times to continue to advance. This was not a picnic!

Dredging Tips From The Golden Rogue


Everyone has a bucket list, and one of my items has always been to dredge and dive in a major river, Oregon’s Rogue, with the opportunity to find some chunky gold.

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