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

Thus far we have only briefly discussed the methods used by early miners to process auriferous desert gravels. However, old workings can be extremely productive places to search with a metal detector.

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Blast from the Past: Jeff Casserly Tells His Own Story


I have been finding nuggets all my life, beginning in Sierra County 50 years ago, and believe me they don’t pop up out of the ground like mushrooms when they see me coming and say, “Here I am and take me home.”

BLM Reports That 'Mining' Brings Most Public Reward


A report from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) titled "Public Rewards from Public Lands—Fiscal 1998", shows that minerals production is the largest income producer for the federal government on BLM-managed lands.

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15th, 16th Century Coins Found in Romania


A farmer in northwestern Romania has dug up nearly 2,000 Polish, Hungarian and Turkish silver and gold coins dating back as far as the 15th century, an official said.

The Preacher of Sheeps**t Flats


It seemed that the preacher always gave the same answer to anyone who asked where his gold had come from. His answer was, “If you know your gold, you can find it. However, you will have to find it the hard way, the way I found it.”

Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

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