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The History of Tombstone

The Tombstone Mining District of Arizona was not a major producer of silver in comparison with some districts in other states, but it has had a long and colorful history.

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Company Notes


• Vista Gold Corp.
• Wolfden Resources Inc.
• NovaGold Resources
• Globex Mining Enterprises
• Canyon Resource Corp.

Reno's 1872 Time Capsule Includes Gold Rush Lore


The Reno Masonic Lodge was built along the railroad tracks back when Ulysses S. Grant was president and shortly after the Comstock Lode of gold and silver was struck in Virginia City.

Sunnyside, Arizona


The little-known Sunnyside district in Cochise County, Arizona, is on the southwest side of the Huachuca Mountains, which reach elevations in excess of 9,000 feet.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• TMDLs in northern California
• Don't mess with Texas
• EPA and bonding
• Resources Coalition has input on proposed Washington State fees

Gold Placers of Southern California


I grew up in Southern California, and found my first nugget there, so I know my way around. Because there is good gold there, I thought it might be helpful to take a look at the many placer gold opportunities found in the southern part of the state.

The Petersville—Yentna Goldfields


Upon first entering this district in the early 70s, the trip into the Petersville area by vehicle was risky at best, especially during rainy periods in summer. The road has been improved somewhat since then, but not much.

The Golden Highway—Tuolumne County


Heading north into Tuolumne County on California’s Highway 49—the “Golden Highway”—from Mariposa County, you see few traces of the gold rush days because the largest mining town of the period is now covered by Don Pedro Reservoir. If you slow down and take a careful look, along the shores of the lake are numerous streaks of tailings that mark the mines of the old town of Jacksonville.

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