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Picks & Pans: Gold Prospecting on the East Fork River, Alaska

It is not my choice to be diving under the icy waters of the East Fork River in the last days of chilly January. But indeed there are a few brave souls that like to suffer, as I see it. Then again the rewards can be great. If you have the proper equipment and the...

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Prospecting The East Fork San Gabriel Canyon, Southern California


I have found gold more than 200 feet above the river. It was not unusual for nuggets of an ounce or more to be found in these deposits, but fine gold and flakes are much more common.

Mine Forced to Pay for Grizzly Habitat and More


The Rock Creek Mine, a silver and copper mine proposed for the southern Cabinets near Noxon, Mont., will mean more human-bear confrontations and a shrinking bear habitat, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.

The Stonewall Jackson Mine, San Diego County, California


For obvious reasons southern California is not known historically for its gold mines. Gold production was concentrated heavily in the Sierra Nevada foothills in the northern part of the state. However, the high mountainous region of eastern San Diego County was the site of a number of productive hardrock gold mines, notably in the late 19th century.

Mining on the Comstock Lode


Even with the decades of mining and exploration, much of the Comstock is still underdeveloped and its potential not fully tapped.

Diary of a Diamond Prospector


I couldn’t wait to get started. With no field budget, an assay budget of $100/year, a 1975-Ford Bronco that was a road hazard, a gas card, a topo map and full support of the director, I headed to the State Line district near Tie Siding along US Highway 287 to begin mapping kimberlite.

Mining Trade Group Sues Nevada Over Tax Initiative


The Nevada Mining Association has filed a lawsuit to block a petition asking state voters to raise taxes on mining.

Check The Box For Tax Savings


...an entity that is a partnership or limited liability company under the laws of the state in which it is formed may elect to be taxed as a regular C-corporation or as an S-corporation under the check-the-box rules.

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