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The Grubstake Gulch Placers, Alaska

I’m not sure if it was the cold, clear, pure drinking waters of Grubstake Gulch and Willow Creek that have drawn me over the years, or the flat nuggets of gold I have dug out now and then. Since about 1973, I’ve extensively prospected up...

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The Carter and Reynolds Gold Mines: Is There a Yet Unknown, but Mineable Gold Deposit Here?


The Carter and Reynolds gold mines were two of the earliest gold deposits to be exploited following the first discovery of gold in North Carolina in 1799, at the Reed gold mine. Both of these mines were worked to a limited degree between 1800 and 1900. The Carter mine is located approximately 3.0 miles east of Troy, North Carolina...

Huge California Nugget A Hoax


Sanders claimed he used ground-penetrating radar to survey his private property in Nevada County, California, and uncovered the chunk of gold with a backhoe when he was following up on one of the anomalies found by the radar.

Looking Back


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

The Portable XRF Gun


While there is no metal detector that will see only gold, there is a device that can reliably distinguish gold from lead, copper, iron or other metals. It is an X-Ray fluorescence tester, sometimes called an XRF gun.

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Melman on Gold & Silver


There is one last indicator that I believe may be the most important of all. That is the “Index of Leading Economic Indicators” (LEI), which is a compendium of those economic indicators that point toward future growth, and LEI has just reached historic highs, far exceeding previous peaks in 1999 and 2006.

Trout Thriving In Treated Mine Water


West Virginia University water scientists have found that rainbow trout can survive in previously polluted waters.

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