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Search Called Off for Missing Treasure Hunters

Treasure hunters have been looking for the Lost Dutchman mine for more than a century.

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Watermelon Gold


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Gold, Quartz & Chalcedony—Part I


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Using a Winch to Work Smarter, Not Harder


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Collecting Garnets in Wyoming


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