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Placer Testing with Large Samples

Of all the difficult gold placer sites to evaluate, none can compare with trying to dig to bedrock through twenty or thirty feet of soaked overburden through which water is slowly seeping downgrade.

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The Seventymile and American Creek Goldfields


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Turning Hobby Mining into Business Mining


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