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Picks & Pans: Red Beryl Mining—Beaver County, Utah


The Ruby Violet Mine is a rare red beryl locality that produces the only gem quality material of this type in the world. The mine is located in a topaz rhyolite within a rhyolite flow in the Wah Wah Mountains in Beaver, County, Utah.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Pacific Legal Foundation joins effort to overturn California dredging moratorium
• PLP fund drive continues

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Comments needed from small-scale miners in Oregon
• News from the House and Senate
• Governor shows support for mining

Company Notes


• Sterling Mining Co.
• Wolfden Resources Inc.
• Campbell Resources Inc.
• Teryl Resources Corp.
• Kinross Gold Corp.
• Ashanti Goldfields
• AngloGold Ltd.

Know Your District


We have to remember that the earliest miners were not geologists, but came from a variety of backgrounds. Their survival depended on finding enough gold so they worked hard and adapted to whatever challenges these new areas presented.

The North Star Mine


Back in the early 1800s, there was a gold mine being dug in a mining community called Garden Valley. Garden Valley is located northeast of Sacramento, between Georgetown and Coloma. They called it Garden Valley because there were some miners who thought there might be more money in growing and selling vegetables than in mining for gold.

Flat-Fault Gold


Gold and other valuable metals are often deposited in breccia and rubble formed by flat or gently-dipping faults. Such faults are commonly found in areas of crustal stretching caused by the movement of tectonic plates. Flat-faults are especially common in southeast California, southern Arizona, and northern Sonora, Mexico. However, they can be present anywhere that crustal stretching has occurred.

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