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Philippines Asks Foreigners to Invest in Mining

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and other officials urged international businesses to invest in the country’s mining industry after the Supreme Court cleared the way for foreigners to fully control mining operations in the country.

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Another Successful Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit


Chad Lewis of Sacramento got into a good bedrock seam on Monday and was pulling out small chunks of bedrock with embedded gold from he lower pit. Mark Dayton of El Dorado was about ten yards away on the same line, but his spot had some visible quartz mixed in.

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• More roadblocks to dredging in California
• Two Oregon Sheriffs challenge Forest Service authority
• Gold is money

Frozen Prospects


There is one rule of thumb when prospecting for gold in Alaska: You’ll find your best pay in southern-sloped exposed ground. This is not to say there’s no gold on northern exposed gulches where the sun has trouble reaching it and limited melting occurs. It’s harder, and more time consuming, to look for easy prospects in northern exposures.

California State Open and US National Gold Panning Championships


One hundred eighty-six panners went through a wild and woolly two days (August 30 & 31 in Foresthill, Calif.) to determine who had the bragging rights of being the best—at least for one year!

1st Annual Placer County Open Gold Panning Championships—1999


Before it was over, 200 buckets of gravel and gold were swished and swirled in competition to determine who was the best gold panner in the County.

Habits, Procedure, and Where Is The Gold?


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How to Refine Silver—Pt I


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