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The Guaniamo Diamond Region, Venezuela—Part I

The considerable richness of the gravels is shown by the fact that operators have successfully worked the same river sections for over 20 years.

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• CoreMarkets.com
• Canyon Resources Corp.
• X-Cal Resources
• Homestake Mining Company
• Pan American Silver Corp.

Gold


Excerpted from the U.S. Geological Survey's 1998 Annual Review by Earle B. Amey, Gold Commodity Specialist.

The St. Louis Gold District


Map of the St. Louis Gold Mining District.In 1848 and 1849, miners had pushed all through the western Sierra foothills making many fantastic gold discoveries. The far north end of California’s Mother Lode country, however, had received little exploration.

Melman on Gold & Silver


Our initial thought is simply this: why create these artificial currencies, unbacked by any material wealth, when the two items that worked so well century after century—namely gold and silver—are still fully available?

The Big Gold Strike


Jack had been taking a break while Roy was dredging and it was time for Jack to take over. He grabbed his hookah and weight belt, slipped underwater and headed for Roy’s location.

Looking Back


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

Land of Golden Dreams—California in the Gold Rush Decade


San Marino, California—"Boys, I believe I have found a gold mine!" With these simple words, an obscure New Jersey carpenter and mechanic named James W. Marshall set in motion a global cascade of events that dramatically shaped the social and economic life of California and the American West.

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