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Record $11 Million Fine for California Mine

State regulators imposed a record $11 million fine on the operators of a gold mine in the Sierra foothills east of Sacramento.

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New Mining Regulations in Maine


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Representative Manweller Lends a Hand in Washington State


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PLP Update: How to Restore The Rights of Suction Dredge Miners


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