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Picks & Pans—The Green Rock, Rattlesnakes, Good Gold and Ruth's Mine

After a long winter, gold flakes swirling around in black sand at the bottom of my pan was a welcome sight.

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A Modern Day Prospector’s Story


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Lode or Placer: What Difference Does It Make?


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Doc Livingston


Charles “Doc” Livingston was born September 28, 1920, in Veve, Indiana. At the ripe old age of 13, he moved to a bustling mining town called Iowa Hill, in Placer County, California. For the next 64 years he worked in, around, or out of the historic mining town.

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Venezuela’s Chavez Halts Mining Projects


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his government has decided to review and possibly cancel all mining concessions, and stop issuing new ones to foreign companies.

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