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Wyoming's Billion Dollar Nugget

On the high desert of Wyoming, the Dickie Springs/Oregon Gulch gold deposit has been known about for over 143 years. Since 1863, early settlers who crossed the continental divide worked and studied this deposit. Reports suggest...

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Tips for Detecting Nugget Patches


Certainly many other successful nugget hunters have mentioned these methods; hopefully I can add to or clarify these methods.

Spanish Silver in Arizona


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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Backdoor Wild Lands order
• PLP reports on latest dredge lawsuit
• Massive lands bill avoided
• No cap and trade for now
• RS-2477 rights affirmed

Detecting and Recovering Those Tiny Pieces


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Looking Back


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

Impact of Habitat Designations Grossly Underestimated


A UC Berkeley professor says the federal government is using an analysis method that seriously underestimates the economic impact of critical habitat designations for imperiled species.

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