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Venezuela’s Chavez Halts Mining Projects

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his government has decided to review and possibly cancel all mining concessions, and stop issuing new ones to foreign companies.

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It was a milestone day in the battle to maintain the rights of miners to dredge on federal mining claims in California.

Original Sixteen-to-One Mine Fights On


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Recreational Mining in the Cache Creek Mining District, Alaska


The mining district is more than 110 years old, but the two recreational mining areas are new. The State of Alaska designated the Petersville Recreational Mining Area within the past year and the Alaska Gold Mining Camp is not much older, so you can expect to find some unmined ground!

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