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San Manuel Mine Officially Closes With a Bang

One of the largest underground copper mines in the world officially closed mid-January, as demolition crews blasted its twin smelter stacks.

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Gryphon Gold and the Borealis Project


Strange things do indeed occur. Here we were in western Nevada’s Walker Lake District, normally one of the driest areas for mining operations in America, and we couldn’t access a sizeable portion of Gryphon Gold’s project areas due to...

Looking Back


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

Washoe County Balks at Black Rock Desert Plan


The Washoe County Commission raised concerns about Sen. Richard Bryan's tentative proposal to protect the Black Rock Desert...

Record Gold Prices Prompt Gold Mining In Boulder


Nearly 150 years after gold was discovered in Boulder County along Gold Run Creek, a couple of old mines are slowly cranking back into operation now that excavating the slender veins of precious metal is profitable again.

The Kern River Gold Rush


The tall grasses of the rolling foothills of eastern Kern County, California, hide traces of what was once a major gold rush.

How To Locate Diamonds


How to locate diamonds: This article focuses on the principal host rock for diamond and describes some gemstones (and kimberlitic indicator minerals) typically found with diamond.

Carissa Gold Mine Comes Back to Life


The mine will be open for public tours Saturday and Sunday afternoons beginning August 24, lasting into the fall and winter as weather permits.

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