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U.S. Sued for Failure to Guard Rare Species

Environmental groups have sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its refusal to designate critical habitat for seven rare species, five in California and two in Alaska.

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Looking Back


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

The Summer of ‘81


When it was all setup and running, you had everything coming off the dredge riffles into the boil box. At the hole section, some of the water got sucked down and pulled a lot of black sand and over heavies…

Guest Editorial—President's Land Plan Implements Unratified Treaty


"The President's plan to lock-up an additional 40-million acres of wilderness in 35 states, is a blatant step toward the total implementation of the aims of the unratified Convention on Biological Diversity." 

A Return to Silver City, Idaho


...we were able to pull out close to another 3+ ounces of small, angular Silver City gold. This also included several more small nuggets, pieces of wire gold and some quartz-gold pieces—not bad for 4 days with a small sluice.

Prepping Your Gold Detecting Spots


All bedrock cracks that appear to be wide and deep should be cleaned out completely, and if you cannot clean it out thoroughly then you should break the bedrock apart…

Peshastin Creek, Washington


Successful miners report that the Peshastin’s gold is unusually course and most of the recovered nuggets are small pickers. Flood gold is prevalent here and easy to find and recover on the Peshastin.

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