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The Saga of Sand Mountain

The Nevada Historical Society's
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The Ely Copper-Gold District of Nevada


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Serpentine in California


Serpentine, as used in this article, is both a rock and a mineral. The rock should be termed "serpentinite," but the word "serpentine" is in common usage for both the rock and mineral.

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