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Miner Wins Important Victory Against Forest Service

A case involving a Northern California dredger who was cited by the Forest Service for operating without a Notice of Intent, Plan of Operation or special-use authorization was resolved in the miner’s favor.

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Guest Editorial—Globalizing Mining in America, Part I


Is it environmental concern that's driving mining out of the United States or rather politics on the grandest scale?

Gold Prospecting: For Better or Worse--It Was A Dark and Overcast Night


With one outstretched hand grasping the bottle and the other waving at air, I moved forward feeling for the tent. No tent. No tree.

Nine Pound Nugget Found In Northern California!


Nine pound nugget found in 2010 in Nevada County, CaliforniaA recent discovery in Northern California has proven once again that there is still good gold to be found if you do your homework.

Reminder: Annual Claim Filings Due


Please note that new mining claims filed on or after September 1, 2019, will be subject to the new fee schedule.

Understanding Hard Rock Mining: Terms and Methods—Part I


While most small-scale prospectors and miners focus their energies on placer deposits, most large mining companies put their efforts primarily into hard rock mining. Although many miners may see these as two separate worlds that can never meet, a better understanding of hard rock mining for small operators can be very helpful in many ways.

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