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Update on the West Mojave Desert Planning Area

It is our hope that the following information will help desert residents understand what is happening and prepare them with adequate knowledge and information to participate in the government process as allowed by the United States Constitution and provided for in public law.

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The South Pass Gold Placers, Western Wyoming


In the 1980s, I spent 5 summers living in a tent in order to map the 450 mi2 South Pass granite-greenstone belt and many of its historic mines. While mapping, I was quite impressed by the general lack of development of lode gold deposits.

Commercial Blaster Training


Since last year’s articles on explosives for mining, several people have asked for more information about becoming a licensed blaster.

Dredging Tips and Tricks: A Measure of Water Pump Efficiency


…as an academic argument, when mated to the appropriate engine, is the pump really moving water at the rate of 400 GPM?

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Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre: The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Part II


John Kyrk was a prospector who appeared in Batopilas about 1863. Little is known about him, but he had the foresight to pick a mine just 59 yards north of the San Miguel property, and dug a tunnel that ran parallel with the San Miguel in the same mountain, cutting the same veins.

Looking Back


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

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.

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