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Searching for Gold at Paradise Valley, Alaska

There are lots of stories about the big gold found in Alaska, but where does a prospector get the idea that it’s something the every day gold miner might get involved in? One must understand that the quest for gold in the mid-1800s brought...

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The Basics of Exploration Leases and Contracts—Part II


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All About Garnets


I get a lot of questions from prospectors about garnets, their value and what they tell us about the geology of some types of mineral deposits. So I thought it would be a good idea to take a closer look at the lowly garnet and learn a bit more about it.

Colorado Considers Gold & Silver Currency


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Finding Diamond Deposits With Your PC—Part I


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