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Turquoise Mining—Labor Intensive, But Worthwhile

For many years, the US had a historical tradition of small-scale mining. Individuals or small groups of miners would spend part of the year working the higher-grade sections of old mines and ship the high-grade ore to smelters or...

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Re: "Miner Wins Important Victory Against Forest Service" (March 2005)

Follow the Line


Four nuggets, ranging from one to four pennyweight, had been found originally. All four nuggets were found in a line about ten feet apart from each other.

Gold of the Iditarod Mining District, Alaska


It was the middle of winter and the valley was covered in snow, making prospecting a matter of sinking shafts in the ground.

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• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging

Bigger Is Not Always Better


I stayed on the nozzle (about 25 pounds) and Dave moved rock. We worked the hole for two and a half days. Most of the time was spent moving overburden.

A Few Pointers About Cracks and Crevices


Because these crevices catch and hold gold so well, it's worthwhile to learn how they form, which ones are good for catching gold and which ones are not.

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