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The Douglas Creek Placer District, Medicine Bow Mountains, Southeastern Wyoming

It was July. The cool mountain air filtered the harsh Wyoming sun making the day fairly pleasant. Winter had finally receded, but an occasional drift hid in the shadows of the forest. I drove into the heart of the Medicine Bow National Forest...

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Detecting Alone -- What to Look For


I figure there are a lot of new people out there who have the same question. I will try to give some answers that hopefully will give you more confidence in finding your own spots.

BLM Proposed Rule Making Affects Mining Claims


In this proposed rule, BLM is seeking to amend regulations to respond to a recent law that continues to require claimants to pay location and maintenance fees on unpatented mining claims or sites and to provide annual maintenance fee waivers to small miners until September 30, 2001.

Melman on Gold & Silver


…At present we may be entering a period of relative stability on many economic fronts and, therefore, our focus is now trending more toward social upheaval and the resultant increase in tensions as the prime movers for the precious metals.

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• Great Quest Metals, Ltd.
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Good Research and Bad Luck


With every look at the box I was pulling out a few pickers and a nugget or two. The smile I had the previous night just got bigger and bigger throughout the day.

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