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Every year prospectors and rock hounds search Wyoming for gold, gemstones and other attractive rocks and minerals; the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has now made this hunt easier.

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Sampling other people's stockpiles or dumps has some inherent risks that sampling undisturbed ground does not have.

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Gold Diver's Closes Its Doors


After almost 50 years of service to the mining industry, Burl Cheely, owner of Gold Diver’s and the manufacturer of the Couple-Jet and Taper-Jet line of dredges, is retiring.

Rahall Proposes Bill to End All Mining in the U.S.


H.R. 699, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009, should be labeled H.R. 666 because it appears to have been written by the Devil himself.

European Gold Miners Seek Clarification Letter


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