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Pickering Bar Revisited

panning at Pickering Bar, CaliforniaPickering Bar on the North Fork of the American River is a fascinating place. It’s remote, taking almost two hours to get there from the small mining town of Iowa Hill, which is in Placer County, California.

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The Guyana Highlands


The Guyana Highlands referred to here are a tropical upland area that extends from French Guiana on the east to Colombia on the west, with elevations reaching 9,219 feet. It occupies a vast and remote region between the Orinoco River on the north and the Amazon River on the south. There are mountains, tablelands, mesas, and swamps, largely impassable to those on foot.

Four Arrested for California Mining Museum Heist


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US Files Charges Against Gold Refiner


Authorities filed criminal charges against one of the largest gold refiners in the United States, accusing the company of participating in an illegal, $4.5 million money-laundering operation involving tainted gold from South America for at least four months.

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