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Placer vs. Lode Gold

For centuries gold has been a symbol of wealth for both individuals and nations. Because of its chemical and physical resistance it has been widely sought after by early explorers whose only motive was to find new sources of gold.

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National Mining Hall of Fame to Induct Six


Ceremonies for the induction of six pioneers of the American mining industry into the National Mining Hall of Fame will be held on Saturday, September 13, at the Museum Convention Center in Leadville.

Melman on Gold & Silver


Whatever sense of security and peace the Western World had managed to restore was shattered on July 7, when four bombs were detonated on three trains and a double-decker bus in London, England, killing an estimated 70 people and injuring another 700.

Forest Service Chief Calls for Mining Moratorium in Montana


The Forest Service wants a two-year ban on new hard-rock mining claims on 429,000 acres of national forest land on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains in Montana.

Looking Back


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

Open Letter to the BLM


from H. Mason Coggin, PE & LS

In Pursuit of Gold & Silver in the Sierra Madres—Up and Running


The day has finally arrived. After five long years, much tribulation and many trial runs, today is to be a full day of production.

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