Mojave Desert Placer Mining
March 2002 by Frank Lorey IIISeveral locations in the Mojave Desert region of California have yielded placer gold, apparently scattered from nearby lode deposits that have long-since eroded from existence. Some of the areas are still popular with weekend prospectors, and some have been worked on a much larger scale in recent years.
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