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Mine Threat Just a Stunt to Criticize Land Laws

An environmental group has staked a claim to mine 20 acres of land next to a posh subdivision near Hayden Lake, Idaho, to illustrate how antiquated the nation’s mining laws have become.

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The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part IV—Recovery of Coarse Gold From Alluvial Placers


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