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Picks & Pans: Red Mountain Planted Nugget Hunt

While there are many ways to conduct a planted nugget hunt, this article describes one way that several mining associations can get together and sponsor such an event. In this hunt, the Antelope Valley Treasure Hunter Society’s claim in the Randsburg Mining District was used as the huntfield. It was chosen because...

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Judge Blocks Road Protest


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Using A Blasting Machine in Rock Breaking


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Update on MMAC & PLP


I’ve fielded a few questions following several articles we published last month on the creation of the Minerals and Mining Advisory Council (MMAC) and the return to traditional mining districts. Some of those questions have been very good and I’m going to answer them here for the benefit of all our readers.

Spectacular Specimens Found in Northern Nevada


A prospector, who wishes to remain nameless, located the pictured chevron gold specimens on October 29, 2003.

High Sierra Gold


Join Cal on an adventure in the Califonria high Sierras! 

New Montana Board Moves to Halt Mining


The Montana Board of Environmental Review has extended the comment deadline on a proposed rule for treating water discharged by mining operations. The new deadline is March 17.

Detecting for Possible Mid-Range Eluvial Gold


Actually, this mid-range gold zone can exist in any eluvial placer field with a shallow zone where the ground “tightens up” below the loosely packed surface dirt to harder packed dirt. However, its presence depends upon several factors:

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