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The Federal Land Survey System

When the thirteen original colonies were laid out in what is now part of the United States, they used the English system of metes and bounds.

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Gateway Gold and Jerritt Canyon


Northern Nevada is prime mining territory. In fact, no state has been as mining-friendly as the Silver State and, as a result, mining has made important contributions to that state’s economic development.

Tips and Tricks


Many suggestions had some pieces or parts that would work some of the time, but Dredger Dan’s suggestion was, in my humble opinion, the cleanest, cleverest, and most dependable.

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Endangered Species Act is a Mess


You’ve likely read about some of the problems with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the Legislative Update section, and in previous issues of our publication. The problems never seem to end, and it is way past the time for reform. A current story highlights some of these problems.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Idaho EPA may pare back agressive water stance
• House panel recommends changing federal mineral royalty
• Gold mining company raises funds to fight initiative
• Comment period extended

Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

One of the Richest Beaches Ever Mined


Everyone has heard of the golden beach at Nome, but Nome did not have the richest beach.

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