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Over the Divide

Merle W. Swanson
1913-2000

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Corner Country Gold


In 1845, the intrepid Australian explorer Captain Charles Sturt set out from Adelaide, the capital of the Colony of South Australia, to search for a supposed inland sea in the center of the continent. Travelling northeast through South Australia into the northwest corner of the Colony of New South Wales, he and his party of 15 men found themselves in the midst of a fierce drought.

Mining Ends in Leadville


An era ended in Leadville February 4, when the last miners left the Black Cloud mine and hung up their brass tags for the last time.

The Bawl Mill


• Inspectors inspect inspector general?
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Collecting Garnets in Wyoming


In Wyoming, garnets are often common where aluminum-rich (micaceous) rocks have been highly metamorphosed. Such rocks are recognized by abundant black (biotite), silver (muscovite), or green (chlorite) mica with periodic grains of red garnet.

Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices


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