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The Livengood-Tolovana Mining District

In 1914, Livengood went from a tent city to a collection of wooden false fronted structures and log cabins. In 1962, 48 years later, our old Chevy pickup rumbled in off the gravel road. A cloud of dust surrounded us as the hot Interior sun beat down on...

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Gold in Vermont


The principal gold belt in Vermont extends south from the Canadian border along the east side of the Green Mountains, as far south as the Massachusetts line. The entire region was glaciated during the Great Ice Age and the glaciers contained streaks of finely-divided gold, so some of the gold found in Vermont originated in what is now Canada.

Melman on Gold & Silver


Our world of precious metals showed several conflicting trends. Gold fell sharply from last month’s highs to the area between 265 and 270 and then stabilized in that area.

Looking Back


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

China to Set Up Strategic Reserves


China plans to set up strategic reserves for key minerals such as copper, uranium and aluminum, the government said, acting to ensure supplies amid record high prices due to soaring demand.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


PLF scores another win for property rights

Small-Scale Prospecting & Mining (A Little History)


During the 49’er gold rush, because of harsh winters and adverse river conditions, the working season could be restricted for a week or more at a time. Moreover, many of the “argonauts” (a term dating back to the adventures of the early Greek gold seekers in seeking the Golden Fleece), were unprepared both mentally and physically to meet the harsh conditions.

My Old Carbide Lamp


All I can say about my carbide lamp is, "I'm glad those days are gone." The carbide lamps were a great improvement over the wax candles, but they had their short-comings also.

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