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The Search for Specimen (Pocket) Gold in the California Mother Lode

Any good miner can drift along a vein to find concentrations of gold if it is there, using good eyes and panning.

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Judge Rules Against Oregon Miner


A federal judge convicted Oregon miner Clifford Tracy of illegal mining while digging for gold on US Forest Service land.

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

Surface Indications Of Quartz Adularia Epithermal Deposits


I am going to keep to the basics of surface indications and visual clues in the rocks and minerals themselves that help me find gold-bearing veins in this classification of deposits.

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Prospecting for Pegmatites


…in some cases pegmatites have produced individual mineral crystals that are enormous, attaining lengths of over 40 feet long, and many of the world’s largest mineral crystals are examples that were found within pegmatite deposits.

Looking Back


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

Picks & Pans: DEF Prospectors Rally Was a Huge Success


For many years we have been losing our rights. The main reason this has been happening is because as prospectors and miners, we tend to be loners. This trait has helped the environmental movement because...

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