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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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Cuba Revisited


The island of Cuba, 720 miles in length, lies 95 miles south of Key West, Florida, and 180 miles south of Miami. The island separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea. Most of the island consists of rolling country under 500 feet in elevation, but there are a few small mountain ranges.

Ask the Experts—Are you able to advise me on the status of HR3824?


Q: I am doing research regarding potential litigation involving the Endangered Species Act. Are you able to advise me on the status of the following:? HR 3824, The Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005 (TESRA) introduced in the House of Representatives in September, 2005.

Why Do We Do The Things We Do?


For years I had studied the tempting bench high above the East Fork of the San Gabriel River. A beautiful 20-foot vertical wall of encrusted boulders, cobbles and gravels beckoned to me 100 to 150 yards up a steep slope from the river bed. They were all very promising material. The kind of rounded curves that can charm so well, and tease a grown man into risking life and limb. So, on that nearly fatal day in May, I packed a spiral wheel...

Miners Resume Search for Platinum Near Platinum


Goodnews Bay Platinum Mine, owned by Hanson Industries in Spokane, Washington, has resurrected a 60-year-old bucketline dredge to claw the steel-gray metal from the river drainages around Red Mountain on Cape Nushagak.

Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre; The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Part III


In 1880, Alexander Roby Shepherd, former governor of Washington, DC, prepared to move his wife and family of six children to the wilds of the Sierra Madre. Going with him would be mining men, cooks, assistants, a bookkeeper and others to assist in the new adventure.

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