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State's Only Gold Mine Processes Last Precious Ore

South Carolina's last operating mine, Kennecott Ridgeway, processed the final gold and silver it had extracted from two pits in southern Fairfield County.  But even though the mining and processing is done, the work at Kennecott is far from over...

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Mining Camp Adventures—The Collinsville-Twin Creek Goldfields


Collinsville had been the scene of several small gold stampedes. The golden paystreaks had paid well here at times, with two main creeks producing most of the gold, including a 19 ounce nugget found on nearby Mills Creek, which flowed 100 yards away from the main camp.

Desert Phone Trashed


The once very lonely phone booth in the Mojave desert 75 miles southwest of Las Vegas, reported on in last month's ICMJ and media throughout the world, became a media darling...

Rediscovering Placerville, California


Several areas came to mind, but each was eliminated for one reason or another. One that seemed to be hanging on was the old historic mining town called Placerville.

NAS Agrees to Review Superfund Science


The National Academy of Sciences has taken a step toward reviewing a proposed cleanup plan in Idaho.

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Undiscovered Placer Deposits in Alaska


These conditions don’t just apply to Alaska and the Yukon; they apply to western Canada and even to the mountainous western United States.

California Suction Dredging Update


There are two separate issues threatening suction dredging in California.

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