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Picks & Pans: Detecting Micro-Nuggets

I like to play in a big sandbox called the Mojave Desert. I have different ways of getting my kicks. My particular delight is seeing, “How low can I go?” Blame it on too much sun, but there are days I don’t feel like drywashing.

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McCaw School of MInes Dedicates Phase II


The McCaw School of Mines in Henderson, Nevada, dedicated Phase II of their unique mining school for kids.

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