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Picks & Pans: Dredging and Detecting in Sierra City

Every year for the past several years I have taken a prospecting trip to Sierra City, California, to dredge on a friend’s claim. Sierra City is a historic gold rush town of a little more than 200 persons. Known mostly for its rich lode mines, it also had...

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Original Sixteen to One Goes to Court—Challenges MSHA Citations Part II


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MMAC & PLP Update


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