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The History of Gold Mining in Sierra County

There may be some truth to some of the fantastic claims. The Ruby Drift Mine near Forest City is where 159 nuggets were taken out between 1937 and 1942—a total of about 1,000 ounces with an estimated value of $1.5 million when gold was...

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The Lost Silver Triangle of the Sierra Madre—Part II


Newspaper stories in the spring of 1887 credited Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper with discovering both the long-lost Guaynopa and Tayopa mines. Flipper was in Mexico City in late April and May and a reporter interviewed him.

Can You Recognize Valuable Ores?


The process of recognizing ores all starts with being able to recognize some basic minerals and knowing what hard rock ore looks like in the districts where you prospect.

The Treasure Detective—Part IV The Story of Goldstone Nuggets


A treasure detective, like any detective, is looking for a clue from which he can develop information to solve a mystery. Who? Why? When? The detective sniffs out a trail that will lead eventually to some undiscovered cache of coins...

Desert Phone Trashed


The once very lonely phone booth in the Mojave desert 75 miles southwest of Las Vegas, reported on in last month's ICMJ and media throughout the world, became a media darling...

Gangue Minerals - What Do They Tell Us?


There are a large number of different kinds of gangue minerals, and each of them has its own tale to contribute to the story of the chemistry and geology of a deposit.

Siskiyou National Forest Update


For the past two years, miners in southwest Oregon have been bombarded by one attack on mining after another.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• BLM proposed budget asks for funds for mining restrictions
• Oregon bill 838
• California suction gold dredging update

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