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The Business of Mining: Swap, Trade, or Exchange

With property values trending upward over the past several years, many owners who purchased their businesses years ago are now discovering that the building housing the mining operation or supply business is the most valuable part of their business.

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Oregon's attack on suction gold dredging
• New DOI Director nominated
• More Forest Service restrictions in the works
• California suction gold dredging

To Foam or Not to Foam


George was considering filling his dredge floats with closed-cell foam, ensuring that there would be no area available within each float for flooding.

Bedrock Nugget Hunting: Tools of the Trade


As a guide to those who are thinking of taking up this activity or those who currently practice this trade, I have created a listing of the primary tools and equipment I use when nugget hunting.

The Swift Shore Mine 1862—Present


Michigan Bluff is an old mining town dating back to the 1850s. It is located in Placer County, about 25 miles northeast of Auburn, just past the town of Foresthill. It sits on the very edge of a mountain, with the Middle Fork of the American River flowing about 1200 feet lower at the bottom of the canyon.

Surviving The Boom and Bust Cycle


Back when I was in college, when I first started classes, the demand for new engineers was so strong that every graduate had multiple job offers without even trying.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• BLM claim fees rise
• Critical minerals bill
• Sage-grouse habitat

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