San Diego County Tourmaline
June 2001 by Frank Lorey IIISan Diego County, California, has long been considered the finest source of pink tourmaline in the world. The Pala, Mesa Grande, Rincon, and Ramona districts in the northern portion of the county have produced tourmaline, kunzite, and other gems in great quantities, much of it jewelry and museum-quality specimens.
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Alaska’s mining industry posted a record-breaking year in 2006, largely because of the high prices for zinc and other metals, state officials said.
Bonding regulation changes went into effect in December 2001, requiring many small miners who had been operating under a Notice of Intent to obtain bonding for their operations.
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The Forest Service recently announced a new area set aside for recreational gold panning on the South Yuba River, east of Nevada City.
We spent our evening at some informal get-togethers at two private residences in the DC area, which provided the opportunity to talk with staff members from Congress, other agencies, and a few consultants working on public land issues. We found common ground with many of them, and found a strong ally in a former Congressman turned consultant who agreed that Mining Districts provide the smartest legal route...
Okay, now for the story of not only the Mazuma flash-flood, but also of early day happenings in the surrounding Seven Troughs area as related to me by Gloria’s (late) grandmother, Gommie. At this time (1953-1954) Gommie was in her late 60s and often reminisced regarding her early life in Iowa as a schoolteacher...
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