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Picks & Pans: Tips for Nuggestshooting—How to Increase Your Gold Finds (Part I)

From a prospector's standpoint, the metal detector may be one of the most significant breakthroughs of the twentieth century. It is believed that the first metal detector was discovered accidentally in 1925 when a radio engineer...

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A Golden Vacation


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Evaluating Gold Recovery with Mass Balance Calculations


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Melman on Gold & Silver


As noted on page 26 of this publication, your columnist spent five days in January immersed in two important conventions regarding precious metals mining and, of all the pieces of information bandied about within the mining community, one unbelievable set of numbers, little known or noticed by the public—but of immense potential impact on our world of gold and silver...

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Lluvia de Oro—A Shower of Gold Awaiting Development in the Sierra Madre—Part II


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Guest Editorial—President's Land Plan Implements Unratified Treaty


"The President's plan to lock-up an additional 40-million acres of wilderness in 35 states, is a blatant step toward the total implementation of the aims of the unratified Convention on Biological Diversity." 

Maine to Create Mineral Park


The Maine Geological Survey is raising money to acquire a cluster of world-famous mines and create the state’s first public mineral park for rockhounds, science teachers and others with an interest in rocks and minerals.

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