The Circle Goldfields
February 2006 by Ron WendtThe Circle Goldfields are located about 120 miles east of Fairbanks in Interior Alaska and they occupy about 200 square miles. The Crazy Mountains boast the highest point in the district at 3,690 feet above sea level.
Charles “Doc” Livingston was born September 28, 1920, in Veve, Indiana. At the ripe old age of 13, he moved to a bustling mining town called Iowa Hill, in Placer County, California. For the next 64 years he worked in, around, or out of the historic mining town.
We spent the morning in a meeting with one of the higher-ups at the US Forest Service. I presented him with 412 complaints received from our readers, along with a summary of the complaints to make his job easier.
He certainly wasn’t afraid of a fight or a court battle, and he didn’t back away from calling out those who tried to compromise the rights of miners.
Q: Can you suggest some family and dog friendly vacation spots in California where I can also do some sniping?
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
We know we lack critical minerals. We know the causes. We know the need. We have the knowledge we need right now. Why can’t we just take action and fix the problem?
If you confess to being a recreational "hands-and-pans" mining enthusiast, chances are you do not hold your own valid mining claim. You also realize locating a stretch of stream or river to legitimately dip your gold pan into is as much work to find as those precious flecks of gold.
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