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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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I hope this case inspires some of you. It shows that miners can and do succeed when they are persistent and well-prepared, even when representing themselves against state and federal attorneys in a court of law.

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