Picks & Pans: Prospecting on Perry Creek
August 2005 by Bud NealeA couple of years ago Smokey Joe (Joe Parsons) and I partnered up on a placer claim on Perry Creek in southeastern British Columbia. This is one of the old gold creeks from the early days.
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by Henry E. Hilliard
Excerpted from USGS "1998 Annual Review"
We have found strong support from legislators in both the House and Senate for several proposed bills that will provide Mining Districts with a greater role in the decisions that affect access to mining claims, oversight and regulations.
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