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Lost Sally's Gold


She said a few thoughts did cross her mind at the time; she thought maybe she should have looked more thoroughly for that hand-drawn map to the claim that we had given her the previous year.

21st Century American Gold Rush: Rare Earth Elements


The burning question I needed answered was why didn’t the deposit ever get mined of at least one of the valuable minerals? A couple of reasons have come to light.

Mining Gold Near Elk Creek, Oregon


Using a small excavator to load the gold-bearing ore into the trommel.Ed Bechtel got the gold bug rather recently. In 1999, he was introduced to prospecting by his brother-in-law. Ed joined the Washington Prospectors Mining Association, a local prospecting club, and attended a few gold shows. It was through a gold...

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Nevada proposal to cap tax deductions for mining businesses stalls
• NEPA gets a much needed update
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Placer & Lode Gold Deposits


Even though there are many varieties of gold deposits, prospectors often refer to two general types: placer and lode. Some lode examples include...

Calcite and Limestone


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Trying Out the New Highbanker


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