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The American Hill Mine

In the high country of the Tahoe National Forest is 160 acres of a patented mining claim dating back to its origin around 1853. This is well above the historic mining town of Michigan Bluff and past Deadwood—an old mining town...

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Legislative Update


Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Cap and trade
• Roadless rule
• WDFW backs down thanks to miners
• California dredge permits
• BLM faces lawsuit over access in Washington State

Ask the Experts: Recommended Reading—Part II


We asked several writers and professionals to recommend their favorite books or publications that they thought would benefit prospectors and miners. Each recommendation is followed by a rating of beginner, intermediate, or advanced prospector or miner, or a rating of “general” (for all levels).

Uranium Miners May Be Compensated


Residents who worked in uranium mines before 1972 may be eligible for compensation through a federal program.

The Significance of Boulders in Placer Deposits


The good news about boulders is they can trap heavy minerals. The bad news is moving them out of the way can be a real struggle.

Finding Diamond Deposits With Your PC—Part I


Diamond pipe.One method used to explore for kimberlite pipes is aerial photographs. If a kimberlite can be found on aerial photography, there are likely more nearby that can’t be seen on photographs. Over the years, myself and others found several hundred...

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