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Prospecting Ores Shoots and Hidden Veins for Specimen-Grade Gold Samples

Until about 20 years ago, interest in Wyoming's gold was at an all-time low, not only because of relatively-low gold prices, but also due to the lack of information on many of the state's gold deposits.

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