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Residual, Lateritic and Gossan "Soils" as Potential Nuggetshooting Sites

Nearly everyone who has drywashed or metal detected for placer gold within hardrock gold-mining areas is aware of "residual placers" (a.k.a. seam diggin's)...

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Melman on Gold & Silver


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According to some experts, after the peak is reached, the production rate will slowly decline until it reaches near zero while the price shoots upward. At that point, we will have pretty much mined all the economic ore deposits that are present on the planet.

Searching for a Paying Hardrock Deposit


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PLP Update: The Path for Legally Re-Starting Suction Gold Dredge Mining in 2021


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Looking Back


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

Hardrock in Downieville


A recent weekend trip found us leaving the Grass Valley, California area to meet up with some friends in Downieville.

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