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Mining Companies Competing for Labor

Brian Barclay makes a 275-mile commute across Colorado every week to work near this dusty little town, drawn by a natural gas boom that has added trucks, cranes and hundreds of people to the rocky landscape.

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Public Lands for the People Educates Prospectors


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Let’s Go Crevicing for Gold


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