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The Long Road to Gold Point, Nevada


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The River Runs Through It


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Ask The Experts—Where Would The Most Gold Tend To Be In This Deposit?


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Life in the Alaska Gold Rush


The discovery of gold in the Klondike in August 1896 brought a rush that became a bonanza for a few, and hardship and disaster for many. The remoteness of the discovery site, and the extremely harsh climate made the effort to recover gold foolhardy for all but the most prepared.

The San Juan Mountains, Colorado


The rugged San Juan Mountains of Colorado rise to 14,309 feet and were a barrier to overland travel for many years. Precipitation, in the form of summer thundershowers and heavy winter snow, is enough to support coniferous forests.

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