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Prospecting With Limited Equipment

There are situations where small-scale miners cannot use dredges or high bankers. This is when it’s time to join the ranks of the old timers and their use of hand methods. Back when a gold pan, pick and shovel and sluice or rocker box were the...

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


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• X-Cal Resources
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