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Picks & Pans: George Duffy Jr.—Pocket Miner Extraordinaire

During the Miocene and Pliocene mid-Tertiary Epochs, the Great Basin, Mojave, and Sonoran deserts within parts of California, Nevada, and Arizona became the source—the genesis—of ubiquitous epithermal “precious metal” fissure-gold veins associated with extensive acidic volcanic lava flows that blanketed much of the Cordillera during this time.

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Hog Mountain Mining, Past and Future


When you think of gold mining, you probably don’t consider Alabama to be the place to find your treasure. However, in the early 1800s, jobs were few, and the smell of gold drew men into the search. History records 13 districts in which mining was done at all stages—from pick and shovel, to an area like Hog Mountain.

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Recluse Died with $7 Million in Gold


A Carson City recluse whose body was found in his home at least a month after he died left only $200 in his bank account.

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Newmont's Gold Quarry Mine


The Maggie Creek Mining District, of which the Gold Quarry Mine is a part, was first explored in the 1870s. The transcontinental railroad had recently been built through the area. Carlin, a rail stop about 7 miles south of the district...

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• Altair International
• Royal Gold, Inc.

The Essentials of Dry Washing


Most dry washers have a feed rate adjustment. It needs to be set so that the material flows evenly over the riffles and does not bury them.

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