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January 2011 by Dr. Ralph E. PraySuggestions for claim jumpers
Those miners present immediately recognized the benefits of becoming members of MMAC and joined up on the spot. I spent some time answering a few questions, and then the miners took over.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
• Reopening closed areas
If you think all the vein gold near the surface has been dug up—think again! A weekend prospector recently came into the lab with a shoe-box full of samples that were from ten to fifty percent native crystalline gold on dirty white quartz.
The past month was a good one for for George W. Bush. First, he was officially inaugurated for his second term in office and made a well-received speech advocating the American position on world peace. Then Iraq held an election that was extraordinarily successful in comparison to the woeful predictions that had been made.
Bob Abbey, former state director of the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada, was confirmed as national director of the agency.
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